Out of left field, Microsoft has bought Danger Inc. best-known as the Hiptop/Sidekick’s daddy for an undisclosed hunk of cash. Fear not, Sidekick fans, it’ll be business as usual on that front. But this pretty much confirms that Microsoft’s new growth strategy in areas it’s obsessed with but weak in is simple, ill-fitted assimilation. Obviously, the goal is to grab Danger’s mobile expertise, but I’m not really seeing the mesh here. Well, two words, maybe: Zune Phone. The full, official details below.
Microsoft Agrees to Acquire Danger Inc., Strengthens Mobile Consumer Vision Acquisition of popular software and mobile services company will enhance Microsoft’s ability to broadly deliver compelling mobile experiences.