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B. 2018-04-19 SunPower buys solar rival — and avoids Trump’s tariffs San Jose
C. 2017-11-20 Marvell acquires Cavium for $6 billion San Jose
D. 2017-03-13 Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 billion Intel
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
6. 2016-11-10 Adobe deals $540 million for TubeMogul Emeryville
H. 2016-11-02 Andronico’s Community Markets in deal to be sold to Safeway Pleasanton
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2017
03/13 Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 ...
02/21 Verizon to buy Yahoo at reduced price
02/21 Verizon to buy Yahoo at reduced price
03/13 Mobileye agreed to be bought by Intel for $15 ...
2016
07/24 Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion ...
06/13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedIn?s ...
07/24 Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion ...
06/13 Microsoft to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedIn?s ...
High Tech Business
2016 2016
High Tech Business
2015
10/21 SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for ...
08/10 Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphab...
06/01 Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $1...
Software
2015 2015
Software
10/21 SanDisk selling itself to Western Digital for ...
08/10 Google gives itself a brand-new name: Alphab...
06/01 Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $1...
2014
10/06 HP officially confirms it will split up
05/08 Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says
03/06 Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway
02/19 Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
01/13 Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn
05/13 Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging a...
02/19 Facebook buys WhatsApp in $19 billion deal
10/06 HP officially confirms it will split up
05/08 Apple is in talks to buy Beats, report says
01/13 Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn
2013
12/16 Avago Technologies buying LSI for $6.6B
07/01 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take p...
05/19 Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'
07/01 Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take p...
05/19 Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'
12/16 Avago Technologies buying LSI for $6.6B
2012
10/30 Disney buys firm behind Star Wars
Software
2012 2012
Software
High Tech Business
2012 2012
High Tech Business
2011
08/15 Google in $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal
04/04 Texas Instruments buying Nat Semi
Software
2011 2011
Software
08/15 Google in $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal
04/04 Texas Instruments buying Nat Semi
2010
12/03 Groupon says no to Google sale
11/25 Del Monte to be sold for $4 billion
09/02 Dell cedes data-storage maker 3Par to HP
08/19 Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal
05/27 Tesla Expects To Buy NUMMI For $42M
04/28 HP To Acquire Palm For About $1.4 B
12/03 Groupon says no to Google sale
08/19 Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal
04/21 Visa paying $2B for CyberSource
09/02 Dell cedes data-storage maker 3Par to HP
08/19 Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal
04/28 HP To Acquire Palm For About $1.4 B
02/04 Sun CEO: Twitter quitter
2009
11/11 HP to buy 3Com for $2.7B; ups guidance
10/20 Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs
10/13 Cisco To Buy Starent Networks For $2.9B
04/20 Oracle To Buy Sun For $7.4B
03/12 Roche to take over Genentech for $47B
04/20 Oracle To Buy Sun For $7.4B
11/11 HP to buy 3Com for $2.7B; ups guidance
10/13 Cisco To Buy Starent Networks For $2.9B
10/01 Cisco Agrees To Buy Tandberg For $3B
03/18 IBM May Buy Sun Micro
2008
10/03 Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia
07/13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
02/11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
02/01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
01/16 Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion
07/13 Yahoo turns down another Microsoft offer
05/03 Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
02/11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover
02/01 Microsoft makes unsolicited $44.6b bid
01/16 Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion
High Tech Business
2008 2008
High Tech Business
2007
04/13 Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
04/13 Google To Buy DoubleClick For $3.1B
High Tech Business
2007 2007
High Tech Business
2006
10/09 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
03/13 McClatchy to Buy Knight Ridder for $4.5B
01/24 Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
10/09 Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn
01/24 Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
High Tech Business
2006 2006
High Tech Business
2005
11/01 Novartis to buy Chiron
09/12 Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
09/12 Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal
High Tech Business
2005 2005
High Tech Business
2004
12/13 Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
12/13 Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
High Tech Business
2004 2004
High Tech Business
2003
06/06 Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft
06/06 Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft
High Tech Business
2003 2003
High Tech Business
2002
03/19 CEO claims victory in merger vote
Software
2002 2002
Software
High Tech Business
2002 2002
High Tech Business
2001
09/03 HP buying Compaq for $25 billion
Software
2001 2001
Software
High Tech Business
2001 2001
High Tech Business

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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 No IPO for AppDynamics as Cisco buys it for $3.7 billion Twitter stock soars with talk of Google, Salesforce bids Yahoo, Verizon set to announce $4.8 billion deal


April 2018 ... more > Top ^
Apr.19  San Jose  SunPower buys solar rival — and avoids Trump’s tariffs


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November 2017 ... more > Top ^
Nov.20   San Jose


March 2017 ... more > Top ^
Mar.13   Intel


February 2017 ... more > Top ^
Feb.21   Yahoo


January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.24   Cisco


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September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.23   Twitter


July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.24   Yahoo
  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


June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.22  Tesla  Musk to combine Tesla with SolarCity
Jun.13   LinkedIn


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  San Jose  Brocade acquires a 'network onramp' with $1.5 billion acquisition of Ruckus Wireless
 Burlingame  Alaska Air buying Virgin America in deal worth more than $2B


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Cisco  Cisco in $1.4 billion Internet of Things deal for Jasper


year 2015 Top ^

Nov.18  San Jose  Storied Fairchild Semiconductor sold to Arizona chipmaker
Oct.21   Milpitas
Sep.21  San Jose  Atmel to be acquired by Dialog Semiconductor in $4.6B deal
Aug.10   Google
  Google will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet, a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary
 Page will be Alphabet’s CEO and Brin its president. Google’s new CEO will be Sundar Pichai
Jun.1   Intel Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion Mar.2  Sunnyvale  HP buys Aruba Networks in biggest deal since 2011 Feb.6   SF Downtown Smucker to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8 billion Feb.2  San Francisco  Advent Software acquired by rival for $2.7 billion

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.6   HP HP officially confirms it will split up  Meg Whitman will become CEO and president of HP Enterprise. Dion Weisler, VP of printing and personal systems division, will become CEO of HP... Aug.24   Brisbane Roche buys Brisbane drugmaker InterMune for $8.3 billion
Jul.21  Yahoo  Yahoo buying S.F.'s Flurry analytics firm Jun.13  San Francisco  Priceline buying OpenTable for $2.6 billion May.13   Yahoo Yahoo buys self-destructing mobile messaging app Blink 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 Mar.25  Facebook  Facebook buys Oculus virtual reality headgear maker in $2.3B deal Mar.6   Pleasanton Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway 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.    WhatsApp’s founders and employees will also receive $3 billion in restricted stoc...
Jan.29  Google  Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo Jan.13   Palo Alto Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.16   San Jose Avago Technologies buying LSI for $6.6B
Jul.1   San Francisco Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post Jun.5  San Francisco  Salesforce.com buying ExactTarget for $2.34B May.19   Yahoo Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'

year 2012 Top ^

Oct.30   SF Presidio Disney buys firm behind Star Wars  Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn Jun.5  Sunnyvale  SAP had agreed to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion Apr.9  Facebook  Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion Feb.9  Dublin  Oracle paying $1.9 B for Taleo's HR software

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.21  Foster City  Gilead to buy Pharmasset for $11 billion Aug.18  HP  HP buying Autonomy, dropping webOS 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 Mar.21  Schwab  Schwab buys OptionsXpress for $1B

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.13  Sunnyvale  Dionex to be acquired for $2.1 billion Dec.3   Google Groupon says no to Google sale
Nov.25   San Francisco Del Monte to be sold for $4 billion Oct.11  San Francisco  Gymboree Oks $1.8B buyout Sep.2   Fremont Dell cedes data-storage maker 3Par to HP Aug.23  HP  HP tries to outbid rival Dell for 3Par 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 May.27   Fremont Tesla Expects To Buy NUMMI For $42M Apr.28   Palm HP To Acquire Palm For About $1.4 B Apr.21  San Francisco  Visa paying $2B for CyberSource Feb.4  Sun  Sun CEO: Twitter quitter Jan.21  Sun  EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.18  Google  Google reportedly in talks to buy Yelp Dec.14  Oracle  E.U. warms to Oracle-Sun deal Nov.11   Highway 3Com HP to buy 3Com for $2.7B; ups guidance  Hewlett-Packard is buying the networking company. HP raised its 2010 guidance and reported preliminary quarterly earnings that topped foreca... Oct.20   Sun Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs
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 Sep.3  Oracle  EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal Jul.14  Netflix  Rumors: Amazon Buying Out Netflix Jun.4  Intel  Intel To Buy Wind River Apr.20   Oracle Oracle To Buy Sun For $7.4B
  Oracle Corp. is pouncing on an opportunity that opened up after rival IBM abandoned an earlier bid to buy computer server and software maker
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 Mar.12   Genentech Roche to take over Genentech for $47B
  Swiss giant agreed to buy the 44% of biotech pioneer that it doesn't already own, ending a long corporate struggle.    The $95-per-share deal brings Roche all of the sales of cancer drugs as well as its promising research pipel...
Jan.17  Microsoft  Microsoft's Ballmer met Yahoo chairman

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.22  Sonoma County  Feuding family sells Sebastiani Vineyards Oct.13  Wells Fargo  Feds approve merger with Wachovia Oct.9  Wells Fargo  Wells gets green light for Wachovia Oct.3   Wells Fargo Wells Fargo To Buy Wachovia  Wachovia agreed to be acquired in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. Citigroup demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal Sep.15  HP  HP to cut 24,600 jobs as EDS integration Aug.18  Redwood City  EA Drops Take-Two Bid Aug.12  Walnut Creek  CVS Caremark buys Longs Drug Stores Jul.30  Gap  Gap-Backed To Reorganize Pacific Lumber 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 Jun.12  Foster City  Invitrogen to buy Applied Biosystems May.22  Yahoo  Yahoo postpones meeting, battle Icahn May.18  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo bid another go May.15  San Francisco  CBS in $1.8B deal for info site Cnet May.12  HP  HP in talks to buy Electronic Data Systems May.3   Yahoo Microsoft walks away from Yahoo Apr.26  Yahoo  Yahoo mum as Microsoft's deadline passes Apr.5  Yahoo  Microsoft gives Yahoo deadline for deal Mar.26  Redwood City  Take-Two Board Rejects EA Bid Mar.15  Yahoo  Yahoo, Microsoft hold informal talks Feb.11   Yahoo Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover 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 Jan.16   Oracle Oracle to Buy BEA for $7.85 Billion

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.24  Facebook  Microsoft Puts $240M In Facebook Oct.12  Oracle  Oracle Offers $6.7B for BEA Systems 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 ^

Oct.9   YouTube Google buys YouTube for $1.65bn   Google is buying video-sharing website for $1.65bn in shares. The companies will continue to operate independently Jul.25  Mountain View  HP to buy Mercury Interactive for $4.5b 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 Jan.24   Emeryville Disney buys Pixar in $7.4bn deal
  Disney has agreed a $7.4bn deal to buy the animation firm behind films including Toy Story and The Incredibles

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.1   Emeryville Novartis to buy Chiron
Sep.12   Oracle Oracle to Purchase Siebel in $5.85B Deal Jun.2  Sun  Sun buys StorageTek for $4.1 billion Apr.18  Adobe  Adobe to acquire Macromedia for $3.4b Mar.21  Oakland  Diller's Co. Buying Ask Jeeves for $1.85B

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.17  Cupertino  Symantec snaps up Veritas for $13.5b Dec.13   Oracle   Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
  PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga Nov.3  Napa  Constellation to buy Mondavi in $1b deal Sep.9  Oracle  Bid to block PeopleSoft takeover rejected

year 2003 Top ^

Jun.6   Oracle Oracle offers $5.1 billion for PeopleSoft


year 2002 Top ^

Jul.8  eBay  eBay buying payment provider PayPal May.7  HP  Merger Layoffs Will Hit At Least 15,000 Mar.19   HP CEO claims victory in merger vote
  Dissident board member W. Hewlett insisted the vote remained too close to call

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.6  HP  Founder family oppose Compaq deal Sep.3   HP HP buying Compaq for $25 billion