The VR/AR Association had a live webinar on May 12, 2020 [today as of this writing]. In the Q&A portion of that webinar, Alison Fehling of Microsoft was asked in the chat many times about the rumors of Microsoft buying Microvision. She first responded that she would check with Microsoft’s PR department and give an update shortly. She followed with the follow denying the rumors.
I just heard from our PR team [at Microsoft] and apparently it is not true. It is [only] a rumor that we are buying Microvision. That is all I have at the moment. Sorry, probably disappointing to a lot of you. Yeah, no truth to the rumor. We don’t have anything to add at the moment. Hopefully, that will take care of a lot of these questions.
So the information reported by The Florida Independent on May 10th that was in turn based on a story by TodaysFive story on May 8th, 2012 [a story they subsequently changed — see here] was apparently false. This report is a followup to my report on May 11th reporting on The Florida Independent story.