The Microsoft offer to acquire Yahoo! created a big diversion and much speculation and commentary. At press time, people were still waiting to hear the outcome of the hostile bid, as Yahoo!'s options were looking fairly limited. But some real deals occurred in the space. Some of the notable acquisitions of late are: 1. ProQuest LLC acquired WebFeat and combined it with its Serials Solutions business unit. 2. Reed Elsevier announced it was buying ChoicePoint Asset Co LLC and selling off its Reed Business Information publications. 3. Nstein Technologies acquired Picdar.