Spymac posted a rumor regarding a possible Avid buyout:
According to Avid insiders Adobe says enough is enough already. They are planning on purchasing Avid Technology so Apple computer can't get their hands on the high-end editorial market as well.
Cameron writes with the following MacCentral thread with further hints:
A quick check of the SEC filings for AVID Technologies http://www.sec.gov shows that Microsoft acquired 4.8% of Avid on 14th Feb. What is also interesting is the other large blocks of shares acquired by various financial institutions over the last week. Something major is going on here !!