A day of deals sees Amazon buy three companies, eBay purchase a prestigious auction house, Microsoft move in on Web-based scheduling, and the United Kingdom's GEC scoop up Fore Systems to bolster its networking business.
Amazon makes Net triple play
The Net retailer buys Exchange.com, Accept.com, and Alexa Internet in an effort to expand both its volume of titles and its range of technology.
eBay buys Butterfield & Butterfield
Microsoft jumps into online scheduling
GEC buys Fore in $4.5 billion deal