Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't plan to sell its 26.2M share, 1.7% stake in Facebook (FB) when their...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't plan to sell its 26.2M share, 1.7% stake in Facebook (FB) when their lock-up period ends next week, says Bloomberg. The stake, purchased for $240M in '07, has strategic value for Microsoft: Facebook's search engine includes Bing results, Microsoft sells Facebook ads, and Bing recently added public Facebook content to its results. (earlier)