Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Acquisition Day

A couple big acquisitions in the tech space today.

First, Oracle finally buys BEA for approximately $8.5 billion. Oracle is not sexy, but Larry Ellison manages to keep feeding the beast and making it sexy enough.

"Surprise! Oracle buys BEA Systems"

Next huge play is Sun acquiring MySQL for $1 billion. Congratulations to MÃ¥rten Mickos (CEO), Monty Widenius (Co-founder),and David Axmark (Co-founder)! I hope everyone was well rewarded.

"Helping Dolphins Fly"
Jonathan Schwartz's post on this.

"Sun acquires MySQL; Adds to its software stack"

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