Mainstream press reports on the increase in tech M&A keep popping up, with Business Week joining in yesterday with Tech M&A: Ready for a Ramp-Up at  They echo Nat Burgess explanation quoted last week in USA Today: Small, agile companies are developing tomorrow's solutions, and M&A is the only way for big companies to keep up from its first paragraph: Technology companies with an unprecedented amount of cash on hand are using that money to stay on top of rapid technological change in their industries.