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DennisQ
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Much Going On!
DennisQ   5/11/2011 4:12:51 PM
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Obviously there has been a ton of M&A activity so far this year... like you say, the Skype deal is currently getting a lot of attention, but there are a wide variety and large number of smaller deals which are also quite interesting and significant.

Hard to believe it's only May! This could be a huge year. Will we see deals even bigger than Microsoft/Skype get done? I think there's a strong possibility, especially if Apple decides to make use of their massive pile of money...


Dave Sasson
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Re: Much Going On!
Dave Sasson   5/12/2011 5:19:09 PM
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I am glad to see Microsoft taking risks like the recent Skype deal.  Some may argue that the price tag they paid for the company was too steep, but the move expands Microsoft into new areas and will complement existing product offerings.  I have commented on previous posts about Apple and not being surprised if they look to acquire in the area of software and even go after an acquisition of Facebook. 

pocharle
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Re: Much Going On!
pocharle   5/12/2011 7:16:18 PM
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I think it will be a success since MSFT's biggest boon is the enterprise. Alot of large organizations already use Skype for instant communication purposes. If they can have this leveraged in the Office suite as well, it can be a MAJOR plus fopr the guys in Redmond!

hwong
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Re: Much Going On!
hwong   5/17/2011 12:15:50 PM
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Skype's quality is really much better than the Google phone calling from their mail app. I have had terrible reception from google whereas Skypes not a problem due to slow Comcast internet connection

saranyatil
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Peak.....
saranyatil   5/12/2011 2:15:36 AM
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Q1 has created an intense impact like the tsunami in Japan, One side natural calamities along the other economy is growing. It seems like recovery on one side and M & A on the other.

Microsoft M&A with skype is a good move in this year this will boost the position of microsoft. offlate they have not bought many companies last year i think they just bought 3.

they must working out big startegies to have a greater share on the smartphone OS market.

Is this merger going to create a great value, must watch.

anandvy
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Re: Peak.....
anandvy   5/12/2011 5:35:27 AM
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@saranyatil,

 I agree with you, we are getting mixed pictures. Inspite of events like Japans calamity, middle east unrest,  inflation etc economy is showing signs of strength. I think we need to wait for couple of more quarters to get the clear picture of where economy is heading.

saranyatil
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Re: Peak.....
saranyatil   5/12/2011 6:29:14 AM
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anandvy,

definitely there is going to be a rapid growth thats how i feel looking into the first quater.

jbond
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jbond   5/12/2011 7:20:14 AM
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It is looking like 2011 could be a rather larger year of M&A's. There have been some significant deals done or in the works and we are not quite half way through the year. It is nice to see some of these deals being done because they make good business sense and not because one business was failing and heading down the wrong path.

It will be interesting to see what the next big deal is, or what other significant deals go on before year's end. Will Apple spend some of its stockpile of cash?

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eemom   5/12/2011 1:36:22 PM
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It is a significant step to see these companies that have been "hoarding cash" to utilize their newly found wealth in a way to help service the industry and further technology.  This shows confidence in the economic recovery efforts and a strong outlook moving forward.  Stronger earnings and positive reporting will all lend confidence for a brighter future ahead.  It is encouraging that we are seeing these positive results despite of the unrest that has plagued the world in the first quarter.

hwong
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hwong   5/17/2011 12:21:40 PM
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Unfortunately I still do not see a pickup in hiring despite of all hype of rebound.

elctrnx_lyf
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Re: rebound
elctrnx_lyf   5/23/2011 1:30:37 PM
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Rebound is true, but the M&A will certainly lead to reducing the staff. So as comapnies acquire new small companies some people actually loose jobs in the process of merge.





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