There were two billion dollar deals in the tech space today.
But that deal will only offer direct financial benefits to a few insiders.
For retail investors, there was actually a much more significant $1 billion deal today: Microsoft's purchase of 800 patents from AOL for $1.06 billion.
AOL's stock closed up 43% on the deal. It's now worth more than digital radio provider Pandora again, for the first time since last August.
Talk about unlocking hidden value!
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