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Microsoft to sell digital agency Razorfish

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Redmond, Wash.—Microsoft Corp. has plans to sell digital agency Razorfish. According to the Financial Times, the French marketing company Publicis Groupe is considered a possible bidder.

Microsoft acquired Razorfish as part of its $6 billion purchase of aQuantive in 2007. Razorfish’s clients include Carnival Cruise Lines, McDonald’s Corp. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Seattle-based Razorfish employs about 2,000 people. The digital ad agency laid off about 10% of its New York staff this month, citing the recession.

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