In Pictures: Microsoft’s 10 biggest buys

With Yammer the latest, here’s a look back at Microsoft’s high-takes investments

Enterprise search company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) makes a development platform for creating searchable indexes. Its products include AdMomentum for online advertising, Data Cleansing for structured data stores, ImPulse for ecommerce and Radar for business intelligence. The independently run company is developing a multimedia search engine for the European market called PHAROS. Its FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint tailors the search engine for the easier-to-use interface of SharePoint.

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