Has your tech company played coy with a potential suitor lately? You may want to rethink your reaction.
In the past four months, Oracle, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts have all launched high-profile, unsolicited buyout bids for reluctant targets. Such efforts are otherwise known as bear hugs.
Oracle put the squeeze on middleware competitor BEA Systems in October; Microsoft did likewise with Yahoo at the start of this month; and on Sunday, EA made a play for rival game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software.
Did someone forget to put the lid back on the honey jar?
In the case of Oracle, it … Read more