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Did Microsoft Buy Intuit

By pconroy ·
Has anyone seen the email ad sent out by TechRepublic advertising Microsoft Quickbooks? I checked. It's not true. Although they made an offer a number of years back, MS did not buy Intuit.

Here's the page:

http://nl.zdnet.com/view_online_newsletter.jsp?list_id=e550

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No. Microsoft did not buy Intuit nor QuickBooks

by TechExec2 In reply to Did Microsoft Buy Intuit

No. Microsoft did not buy Intuit nor QuickBooks. That TechRepublic graphic appears to be just an error.

Microsoft's current QuickBooks competitor is called "Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006":

Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX011956881033.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A76ZR0/ref=nosim/002-2115781-2484024?n=229534

History:

Microsoft takes aim at Intuit with Magellan (Nov 2004)
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9593_22-5440970.html

Microsoft to launch QuickBooks competitor (Nov. 2004)
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20041108-4383.html

Microsoft Magellan to go head-to-head with QuickBooks
http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1714398,00.asp

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It was an oversight

by meganha In reply to No. Microsoft did not buy ...

You are correct, TechRepublic did make a mistake in the graphic and changed it immediately once found.

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