A timely snapshot; see the full post for more details. I think the NYT author left out an important possible permutation, however: Oracle + Adobe
Plenty of companies have had their share price shredded over the past few months, and I am not claiming any special knowledge about Adobe or playing off rumors flowing through Silicon Valley. It’s just that Adobe’s rather remarkable stock market success had priced it out of the clutches of all but a handful of companies. That’s not the case anymore, and Adobe stands as one of the most attractive technology companies out there, given its market dominance, continued growth and key position in Internet media and graphics overall.