Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tech M&A: It'll Be a Good Year [BusinessWeek]

Nice to have cash in a buyers' market; start with page 1 of this article

Cash-rich tech titans can offer decidedly more enticing takeover terms. Microsoft, along with computer maker Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and networking gear giant Cisco Systems (CSCO) together have more than $125 billion in cash. "We will continue to look at new opportunities," says Mike Galgon, chief advertising strategist for Microsoft's advertiser and publisher solutions group. This year, Microsoft has made four purchases unrelated to Yahoo, including Danger, a maker of mobile-phone software, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft is likely to make other purchases to beef up its Web search and online advertising businesses

Tech M&A: It'll Be a Good Year

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