A Regulator's Ball?
As interesting as the prospect seems, there is one very big reason we don't expect Microsoft to partake of a Stockholm smorgasbord. We suspect Gates & Co. would be in a world of hurt with the regulators if they put in a bid for cuddly Kurt Hellström's crew. As usual, only the lawyers would benefit.
Although we don't expect it to happen, it would be most entertaining if Microsoft gave it a shot, just so we could read the list of objections spewed forth by the competition authorities.
— Dan Jones, Senior Editor, Unstrung