Buying Power: 12 Notable Microsoft Acquisitions


VideoSurf: Nov. 22, 2011

Microsoft acquired VideoSurf for an undisclosed amount and integrated the company into its Xbox 360 and Xbox Live ecosystem, according to a Microsoft press release. The addition of VideoSurf was the precursor to Microsoft's further expansion into television and entertainment that would later add almost 40 TV and entertainment providers to Xbox Live. VideoSurf, now a part of Microsoft's search engine, Bing, specializes in delivering relevant video content from across the Web according to users' searches.