Microsoft to buy Yammer, despite no-one having really heard of it?
It looks like Microsoft are going to throw $1bn at a thing called Yammer that no-one has really heard of, which is nice. Obviously, Bill Gates wants to show that Mark Zuckerberg that the older boys in the yard can throw their money around willy-nilly too.
Microsoft are playing it cool though.
In a statement, the company said: "Microsoft does not comment on rumour or speculation."
This of course, gives everyone carte blanche to say what they like about Microsoft if they're in the business of not speculating on rumours. We've heard that they're going to buy Bolton Wanderers for $100bn and turn them into an army of robot assassins.
Should GatesCo buy Yammer, they'll join messaging service Skype who were snapped up a while ago. Of course, Microsoft may not want to actually develop Yammer, rather, buy it to kill it off.
We've no idea, but the mutterings are loud on this one.