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Recent Summary.     Click for More > Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet   Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal   Facebook is paying a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock to buy mobile messaging company, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in... Google in $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal Texas Instruments buying Nat Semi Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal HP To Acquire Palm For About $1.4 B Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer Microsoft walks away from Yahoo Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Goog... Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
SunPower buys solar rival ó and avoids Trumpís tariffs Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 billion Verizon to buy Yahoo at reduced price  Following two massive data breaches at Yahoo, Verizon is now going to pay $4.48 billion instead of $4.8 billion Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion deal
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  An agreement to sell core Internet business like Yahoo News, Flickr and Tumblr would mark the conclusion of a tough four years for CEO Mayer
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B. 2018-04-19 SunPower buys solar rival ó and avoids Trumpís tariffs San Jose
2. 2017-11-20 Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion San Jose
3. 2017-03-13 Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 billion Intel
E. 2017-02-21 Verizon to buy Yahoo at reduced price Yahoo
5. 2017-01-24 No IPO for AppDynamics as Cisco buys it for $3.7 billion Cisco
2016-07-24 Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion deal Yahoo
H. 2016-06-13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts LinkedIn
8. 2016-04-04 Brocade acquires a 'network onramp' with $1.5 billion acquisition of Ruckus Wireless San Jose
J. 2016-02-19 Yahoo moves forward in exploring a sale Yahoo


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SunPower buys solar rival ó and avoids Trumpís tariffs  SunPower will buy SolarWorld Americas, in a sign of how the industry is reconfiguring itself to deal with the Trump's protectionist moves Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion  The Bay Area semiconductor market showed few signs of settling down ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 billion  The Israeli technology company up $13.35 to $60.62 Verizon to buy Yahoo at reduced price


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year 2017 Top ^

Nov.20   San Jose
Mar.13   Intel
Feb.21   Yahoo
  Following two massive data breaches at Yahoo, Verizon is now going to pay $4.48 billion instead of $4.8 billion
Jan.24   Cisco No IPO for AppDynamics as Cisco buys it for $3.7 billion

year 2016 Top ^

Jul.24   Yahoo Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion deal
  An agreement to sell core Internet business like Yahoo News, Flickr and Tumblr would mark the conclusion of a tough four years for CEO Mayer
Jun.13   LinkedIn Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedInís contacts  It's the Redmond, Wash., software giantís largest acquisition to date that make it more powerful challenger to Google, Salesforce and Oracle Apr.4   San Jose Brocade acquires a 'network onramp' with $1.5 billion acquisition of Ruckus Wireless Feb.19  Yahoo  Yahoo moves forward in exploring a sale Feb.3  Cisco  Cisco in $1.4 billion Internet of Things deal for Jasper Jan.8  Santa Clara  Thermo Fisher adds Affymetrix to biotech toolkit for $1.3B

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.9  Yahoo  Yahoo formally suspends plans for Alibaba spin-off Dec.2  Yahoo  Yahoo up on report of possible sale of Internet business Nov.18   San Jose Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker
Oct.21   Milpitas SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for $19 billion  Western Digital makes hard driv-s and is facing a shift to flash memory in smartphones and data center storage, which SanDisk makes Sep.21   San Jose Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal Sep.11  Google  Nintendo, Google spinoff Niantic in smartphone game Aug.10   Google Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphabet
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary
 Page will be Alphabetís CEO and Brin its president. Googleís new CEO will be Sundar Pichai
Jul.1  eBay  PayPal to buy Xoom for $890 million cash Jun.1   Intel Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion  The deal comes after an earlier round of talks between the two companies ended in April. The transaction is the latest in ongoing consolidat... Apr.30  Santa Clara  OmniVision agrees to Chinese group's $1.9 billion acquisition bid Apr.9  LinkedIn  LinkedIn buying online learning company Lynda.com Mar.10  Sunnyvale  Blue Coat Systems sells for $2.4B Mar.2   Sunnyvale HP buys Aruba Networks in biggest deal since 2011

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.1  San Jose  Cypress Semiconductor buys Spansion in $4B chip deal Oct.9  Mountain View  Symantec to split, joining Silicon Valley breakup parade Jul.21   Yahoo Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm
Jun.10  Mountain View  Google buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million May.28  Apple  Itís official: Apple buys Beats for $3 billion May.13   Yahoo Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink  Yahoo has acquired Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind i... May.8   Apple Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says  The Santa Monica-based Beats, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, makes the ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones Feb.19   Mountain View Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
  Facebook is paying a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock to buy mobile messaging company, including $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in FB stock.    WhatsAppís founders and employees will also receive $3 billion in restricted stoc...
Jan.29   Google Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.16   San Jose Avago Technologies buying LSI for $6.6B
 Google  Google buys military robot-maker Jun.11  Google  Google buys Waze for crowdsourced traffic updates May.20  Yahoo  Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue' May.19   Yahoo Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'

year 2012 Top ^

Jun.5   Sunnyvale SAP had agreed to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion
Mar.15  Cisco  Cisco to buy NDS for $5 billion Feb.13  Google  Google Motorola bid wins approval

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.9  Sunnyvale  Blue Coat to be taken private for $1.3B Nov.23  Yahoo  Microsoft agreed to scrutinize Yahoo Aug.15   Google Google in $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal
  Internet giant Google has announced a deal to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. The boards of both companies had approved the deal May.9   eBay Microsoft near deal to buy Skype
Apr.8   Google Google OK to buy travel company Apr.4   Santa Clara Texas Instruments buying Nat Semi
  Texas Instruments Inc., the second-largest U.S. chipmaker, agreed to buy National Semiconductor Corp. for $6.5 billion Mar.28   eBay Ebay buys GSI Commerce

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.13   Sunnyvale Dionex to be acquired for $2.1 billion
Dec.3   Google Groupon says no to Google sale Aug.19   Intel Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal  Intel Corp. is making the biggest acquisition in its 42-year history with the takeover of computer-security software maker Apr.28   Palm HP To Acquire Palm For About $1.4 B  The deal will see HP pay $5.70 for every Palm common share. Counting Palm's cash and debt, HP's offer values the company at $1.2 billion Jan.21   Sun EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.18  Google  Google reportedly in talks to buy Yelp Oct.20   Sun Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs  Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to eliminate up to 10% of its worldwide work force, as it awaits a takeover by Oracle, a deal being held up by E... Oct.13   Cisco Cisco To Buy Starent Networks For $2.9B
Oct.1   Cisco Cisco Agrees To Buy Tandberg For $3B Sep.16  eBay  Skype Founders File Lawsuit Against eBay Jul.14  Netflix  Rumors: Amazon Buying Out Netflix Jun.4  Intel  Intel To Buy Wind River Apr.5  Sun  Sun deal cloudy after IBM pulls offer Apr.4  Google  Google-Twitter Deal Rumored Mar.18   Sun IBM May Buy Sun Micro Jan.17  Microsoft  Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.13   Yahoo Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
  Yahoo rejected an offer to sell its Internet search business to Microsoft. and leave the remainder of the company in control of Carl Icahn May.22  Yahoo  Yahoo postpones meeting, battle Icahn May.18   Yahoo Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go
May.3   Yahoo Microsoft walks away from Yahoo  Microsoft has dropped its 3-month-old bid to buy internet firm because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price Apr.26  Yahoo  Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes Apr.5   Yahoo Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal Mar.15  Yahoo  Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks Mar.11  Google  Google closes $3.1 billion DoubleClick deal Mar.5  Yahoo  Board meeting postponed to stave off bid Feb.11   Yahoo Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offe... Feb.1   Yahoo Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
  Microsoft has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling behemoth, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor Google.    The offer leaves the decision in the hands of Yahoo's board. In making the unsolicited public acquisition offer, MS is hoping to force Yahoo's investors to support the deal as they bemoan a slumping share price. The surprise of...


year 2007 Top ^

May.29  Google  FTC reviews into Google-DoubleClick deal May.4   Yahoo Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo Apr.13   Google Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B  Seeking to expand the ability to sell targeted Internet ads, Google agreed to acquire ad-management technology company

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.4  Milpitas  LSI Logic to acquire Agere for $4 billion Oct.31  Google  Google Acquires Wiki Tool Developer Jul.25   Mountain View HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b
Jul.24  AMD  Advanced Micro Devices To Acquire ATI May.25  Yahoo  Yahoo, eBay to join forces in partnership Apr.26  SJ Mercury News  MediaNews to buy Merc, CoCo Times Mar.13   San Jose McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B  The second-largest U.S. newspaper publisher will also assume about $2 billion in Knight Ridder's debt

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.18  Cisco  Cisco to acquire Scientific-Atlanta for $7b Jun.2   Sun Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion
Apr.18   Adobe Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.17   Cupertino Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b


year 2002 Top ^

Dec.23  Yahoo  Yahoo Buys Inktomi Dec.6  Cupertino  IBM to Buy Rational Software Jul.8   eBay eBay buying payment provider PayPal


year 2000 Top ^

May.6  Cisco  Cisco buy ArrowPoint for $6 Billion