MS tentacles extend to Visio

Money Nib: $1.3 billion stock deal

Microsoft is buying graphics software specialist Visio in a $1.3 billion stock deal. Visio will operate as a separate unit within Microsoft's Office Productivity Group. It will also continue as a "separate but complementary brand". What does this mean -- MS Visio 2000? And... there's not really much more to say, really, which is why this story is a Money Nib® NBNib is the Brit-hack term for a very short story. It stands for "news in brief".

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