HP is buying Palm for $1.2 billion. Forget the price -- the question is, Why?
I suspect I'll have to haul out my old definition of "synergy." Read:
Synergy |ˈsinərjē| (also synergism |-ˌjizəm|)
word used to explain why one company purchased or merged with another company, when there is no rational justification for the move: AOL and Time-Warner combined will generate synergy (as opposed to profits).
I've been using that one for years -- feel free to steal it.