Sometimes the news just writes itself. Microsoft, never a company to shy away from investing, is said to be in advanced talks. The investment into the social media location service is an interesting play as it could very well mean native foursquare check-ins coming across Windows devices and services.

Given Microsoft’s recent high profile investments that haven’t exactly been financially fruitful and CEO Steve Ballmer’s pending retirement is this the right time to be dipping their toes in the investment waters?

Source: Bloomberg via Twitter

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