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Notes on tech

Notes on technology, business, enterpreneurship, economy, markets along with interesting general tidbits.

The Era of consolidation, buy-out, shake-out et al

12/16/2004 10:20:00 PM, posted by anand

M&A (merger & acquistion) and consolidation activity has increased tremendously in the tech industry since the past few months. There is a whole bunch of companies being aquired, bought, sold, merged etc.

Sprint - Nextel (3rd largest wireless carrier - US)
Symantec - Veritas (Symantec became the 4th largest software company in the world)
Oracle - Peoplesoft (2nd largest ERP/CRM co. after SAP)
Ebay - Rent.com
Cingular - AT&T Wireless (largest wireless carrier - US)
Google - Picasa, Keyhole
Yahoo - Bloomba, Oddpost, Musimatch
Ebay - Craigslist (Ebay has a 25% stake in craigslist)
Sun - SevenSpace
IBM sold their PC division to Lenovo group which is based in China
Microsoft - Giant

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