Microsoft in talks to acquire Dailymotion stake

March 1, 2014 1:29 pm

French telecom, Orange, has said it is in talks with Microsoft to help Dailymotion expand in the US, Wall Street Journal has reported. Orange CEO, Richard cautioned, however, said that the negotiations might not lead to a deal between Microsoft and Orange, which has a majority stake in Dailymotion. The online video-sharing service has a strong presence internationally, but has been trying to improve its standing in the US. In 2013, Orange tried to sell the service to Yahoo, but the French government blocked the sale.