Date: April 28, 2010
Complex says: The biggest tech merger of 2010 came courtesy of PC heavyweight HP purchasing smartphone pioneer Palm for $1.2 billion. Translation for investors: $5.70 per share of Palm common stock. HP announced Palm's infrastructure will not undergo any changes and will place heavy emphasis on its webOS software—developing tablets, netbooks, and a new set of Palm smartphones for 2011. Now that’s what we call smart business.