CHART OF THE DAY: Microsoft Hasn't Acquired Any Companies This Year

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What’s the easiest job in tech in 2010? Being Microsoft’s M&A boss. The software giant has not made a single acquisition this year.

Every other major tech company in the world has acquired at least 3 companies, according to this chart from CB Insights.

This is pretty wild considering Microsoft is loaded with cash, and it’s working on a number of new products, especially in mobile and search. It’s hard to believe no companies — large or small — interested Microsoft enough to open its wallet.

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