The new era of the tech super-merger is upon us.
In fall 2015, Dell bought EMC for $67 billion — the biggest pure-technology merger of all time, and the second-biggest tech deal ever.
In June, Microsoft shelled out a whopping $26 billion for LinkedIn, making it the priciest company the tech titan has ever bought.
But while LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner might be enjoying his champagne, it might be time to take a walk down memory lane and remember the ghosts of mergers past. Only a few were winners. The rest resulted in depressed share prices, corporate confusion, and layoffs.