In a conversation with an internal MSFT M&A guy last week, he let it slip that he was working on "the biggest deal in the history of the world" and that it was targeted to be done (announced) in early Oct. Couldn't say what it was, but clearly some kind of response, or advance movement to manage with Google/Apple/Oracle/RH threats. Could be a return to the SAP deal, or maybe it's something new and out in left field, but this guy is no BS'er or exaggerator. Most likely won't have an effect on the price, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
If you are telling the truth, the MSFT M&A guy may have broken the law and you are doing the same, spreading a story like this. In addition, your comment makes no sense, if the deal is as big as you describe, how could it not impact the stock price? If it's not big enough to impact the price, why are you wasting our time discussing it?
Bump. Because this is just too funny. As Trevor said yesterday, the original comment was 3 years ago. Then two days ago somebody chips in with a comment about where the original poster came from. And THEN we get the real good one from "Ugly Sluts at MS" (I'm not even going to bother to make fun of that name).
Next time, Ugly, make sure you have a quick look at the date of a post before getting all worked up about it.
If the deal is as big our inside guy is alluding, there's no way it will be kept quiet and its effect will have been factored in to the price by the market makers long before it gets officially announced. (i.e.Why are fund managers buying now?) I'm just telling what I heard. Let's see what happens.