Might just be a coincidence,but it seems all the big players are spending all their cash the last few weeks to buy assets and they are spending that cash fast. They dont seem to care about how much they pay for an asset, as long as they get it. Just today, 3m said they were going to acquire cogent for almost a billion dollars. Intel is spending 1.4 billion on a wireless chip company. HPQ and DELL are fighting over 3PAR (which looks like HP is going to get for 2 billion dollars). Not only that, HP just authorized a $10 billion dollar share buyback. What in the world is going on that all the big players are so quick to spend their cash recently? Is it just a coincidence, or do they know something?