February 23, 2010 / 1:05 AM / 10 years ago

Microsoft, Amazon sign patent deal

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Monday it signed a patent agreement with Amazon.com Inc that allows the two companies to share technology in several areas including Amazon’s Kindle electronic book reader and Amazon’s use of Linux-based servers.

The companies did not disclose details, but Microsoft said Amazon would pay it an undisclosed amount under the patent license agreement.

Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill

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