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Heady days for tech sector 15 years after bubble burst

Survey shows 3,512 merger or acquisition deals last year worth US$237.6 billion, the highest figure since 2000

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As the valuations of startups such as Snapchat soar with new capital inflows, hot segments such as mobile tech, security and cloud computing are in for more dealmaking.

New York

FIFTEEN years after the bursting of the dotcom bubble, the tech sector is flying high again, with record amounts of cash pouring in, and renewed fears about inflated valuations.

A survey by the EY (formerly Ernst & Young) group counted 3,512 mergers or acquisitions in