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New Wave of M&A Seen Coming to Tech Industry

Changing market conditions have set the stage for a wave of dealmaking that could bring dramatic consolidation in Internet sectors including security, cloud computing, adtech and social media, investors and analysts say.

Global M&A activity this year is already on a pace not seen since before the financial crisis. And with old-school tech giants like Microsoft sitting on huge cash piles and younger companies suddenly becoming affordable, many expect a lot of money to be deployed to acquire growth and innovation.

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