M&A: Who buys Who?

February 16, 2008

Buyouts have always been the primary exit strategy for high-tech startups and the tech giants that can make them happen seem to have both the wherewithal and the appetite. Microsoft’s CEO plans to buy 20 companies a year for the next half-decade. Google has snapped up almost three dozen companies in the past three years and has billions left to spend. Even Apple’s Steve Jobs is under pressure to do something with the $15 billion war chest he’s accumulated.

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Tech Stocks for Tough Times

February 15, 2008

WHETHER IT’S a slowdown or full-blown recession, most people agree we’re heading into choppy economic waters. The question, then, is which sectors and which companies are best positioned to withstand the tempest? One answer is technology, especially companies that help their customers stretch a buck–including firms that run a software-as-a-service model and ones that are pushing the limits of computer-virtualization technologies.

Companies in these categories offer customers the ability to do more with less, whether it’s money, people, or both. And there is good reason to take a look at these tech companies no matter what the prevailing economic winds, because they are riding trends that will barrel ahead in good times and bad.

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Microsoft-Yahoo deal: links for Feb 13, 2008

February 13, 2008

Updated links relating to Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo! from eweek, zdnet, forbes and fortune.
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