Over at the Partnerup blog, they have collected an interesting list of the top tech acquisitions of 2007. As noted on the blog:
An interesting trend that we've noticed, specifically in the web/internet/social networks spaces, is that smaller acquisitions in the $5-20 Million range are happening much more frequently than in the past. This is likely because acquirers are snapping up startups before they raise substantial capital, making the acquisitions much less costly and providing the ability to do more deals.
Startups are like the lottery for geeks.