Why Microsoft is paying $7.5M for 600,000 IP addresses

Microsoft is dropping more than a few jaws with the news that it’s spending $7.5 million to acquire 666,624 IP addresses, the behind-the-scenes routing numbers associated with specific devices connected to the Internet. The deal emerged from Nortel Networks’ bankruptcy proceedings. Here’s the word from Dayne Sampson, the corporate vice president for Microsoft Global Foundation… Read More