FLASHBACK SLIDESHOW: Hottest tech M&A deals of 2008

Our running list of buyouts and mergers in IT for the year.

Yahoo and Maven -- BUYER: Yahoo ACQUISITION: Maven -- Maven prodiveds media companies including Fox News, CBS Sports, Sony BMG a platform to manage, distribute and earn advertising revenue from their online video content WHEN: February PRICE: US$160 billion WHY: Yahoo hopes to boost its video advertising capabilities.

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