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Micron, Dell: Tech Winners & Losers

Tickers in this article: NFLX AMZN MU DELL QSFT
This story has been updated since 12:18 p.m. with information on Google and closing prices.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Micron(MU) shares soared 3.8% to $6.55 on Monday as investors digested the news about the chip maker's acquisition of bankrupt Japanese rival Elpida Memory Inc for $750 million in cash and $1.75 billion in future installment payments.

In a related deal, Micron took a 24% stake in Taiwanese chip maker Rexchip Electronics for about $334 million. Elpida and Rexchip's manufacturing capabilities will roughly double Micron's capacity to make DRAM memory chips, a key component for smartphones and mobile devices.

Investors in Dell(DELL) weren't so lucky as the PC giant slipped 1% to $12.39 on Monday after announcing its acquisition of software specialist Quest Software(QSFT) for $2.4 billion.

Dell had been in a bidding war with buyout group Insight Venture Partners for months. Insight Venture Partners offered to buy Quest for $25.75 per share, or nearly $2.17 billion, earlier this year.

Concerns about cloud technology swirled on Monday after a violent storm caused server-related outages for Netflix(NFLX) , Instagram and Pinterest, which all rely on Amazon's(AMZN) Web services unit. However shares of Amazon held strong on Monday, up 0.42% to $229.32. Netflix fell only 0.93% reaching $68.

Google rose slightly on Monday, gaining just 0.07% to close at $580.47 in light volume trade.

Last week, at its annual I/O conference, the company announced a vast array of products and services that directly compete with Amazon, Microsoft(MSFT) and Apple(AAPL) .

--Written by Nathalie Pierrepont in New York.

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