This excerpt taken from the MORN 8-K filed Jun 6, 2008.
Potential Developments in Data Business
15. Does the eventual/expected sale of Bloomberg pose a threat to your business, i.e. if the business was purchased by a large rival in the data business like Reuters? Obviously the value of Bloomberg is large, but is that an asset that could dovetail with the institutional/advisor portions of your company?
We cant speculate about whether the sale of Bloomberg is expected or eventual (or any other transactions that other companies might undertake). We believe that were pursuing a sound strategy and will continue to have many opportunities available to us regardless of any transactions that take place among other companies.
Also, we have historically had a different focus from Bloomberg and Reuters. We have typically focused more on fundamental analysis and portfolio tools as opposed to news and real-time data. As a results, we would not view any transaction involving companies that focus more on news and real-time data as a large competitive threat, although these assets could be viewed as complementary to our business.