the subject of this article doesn't fit well with how the article was written however any 'revenue' that's being cited is simply funny money.
Being in the tech industry I see first hand what's going on and all we are see'ing is companies selling out to larger companies or holding companies(investment firms).
It's a lose lose situation since the majority (if not all) of our big corporate giants have been losing money hand over fist because of poor management and simply buy up any competition to try to stick a rag in the drain hole.
With the investment firms buying up companies alot of the time (at least in the US) that's your own tax money being used.
If you look at the amount of money the small business administration is throwing around and also all the tax money and loans the banks got which funnels into corporate america it's no wonder the market is moving. However it's moving in circles as our currency is worthless and the larger a corporation gets the more prone to failure it's simply going to be.
So moral of the story is:
If you think an investment firm can buy up a tech startup and do better things with it than the people that developed the startup you must be a wall street banker.
And if you think taking money from one group of people to give it to a corporation is how business works welcome to the third world.
I personally did some SBA loan lookups for my local area and was surprised to see some local businesses who are expanding their businesses with websites that take pride in them being around for 20 years. Now if these people have been around for 20 years and are able to expand on their own, good for them. But they have been around for 20 years losing money and therefore are taking SBA loans (large ones mind you) to do all this expansion.
No differnet in techland.