This is too funny! (for animation and editing nerds)
You've probably heard of Autodesk. They're the people who created AutoCAD. They also created the most popular 3D program for video game creation, 3ds Max. They recently purchased Alias, which created Maya, the biggest 3D program for filmmaking. In the past week, they purchased another major program, Softimage, by a company named Avid. Needless to say, they are consolidating all the commercial 3D apps.