Microsoft offers R&D to Small Businesses & Startups

"Microsoft said Wednesday it has opened up a library of technologies developed by its R&D teams to small companies and startup companies."

Under the program, called Microsoft IP Ventures, the Redmond, Washington, software maker will license technologies to these companies to help ease their development of new products and services, Microsoft said in a statement.

Microsoft is offering licenses for technology related to gaming, databases, multimedia, and security, among others."

From this infoworld article via this Venture Chronicles by Jeff Nolan post.