The whopper $720 million acquisition of Charlotte-based LendingTree was the highlight of a busy week for Southeast tech firms.

Was the deal a good one? Experts seem to be somewhat divided on the deal.

LendingTree management said its existing executive team would stay in place as part of Barry Diller’s USA Interactive conglomerate.

Here’s a look back at the top headlines:

Is LendingTree’s Deal a Home Run? Yes. No. Maybe. Sort of …:

USA Interactive Makes $720M Stock Play for LendingTree:


Cisco’s New RTP Site Exec Also a Driver in Wireless World:

Back in the Game: Michael Zapata Is Interim CEO at New NCSU Spinout ArrayXpress:

MediaSpan Losing Another Executive — President of Radio Division To Resign:


Striking Out on Their Own: Trio of Ericsson Veterans Forms Consulting Firm:

NCCU Wins $50,000 Grant for Entrepreneurship With Help of CED:

Extending the Enterprise: End II End Optimizes Bandwidth:


Cisco Beats Expectations; Chambers ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Next Quarter:

Inspire Hires Former Triangle Pharmaceuticals Executive as New CFO:

More Funding Cuts Coming for Supercomputing at MCNC? Could Be:

Asheville Now Home to ‘MetaPop’, Completes High-Speed Link to Washington DC:


Wilmington Medical Device Company Raises $12M in Venture Capital:


Breaking Chemistry Bottleneck Opens Doors for ChemCodes, Serenex:

Genomic Road Show: Ribonomics Going to Japan To Seek Partners:


So, What’s ‘State of Tech in NC? Showcase To Offer Some Insight:

Insight from Best, Brightest, Fastest Growing in Tech — Comforting?: