Facebook, Amazon, Google And Apple: Tech Acquisitions 2005-2014 | Exploring Markets

Facebook, Amazon, Google And Apple: Tech Acquisitions 2005-2014

Here's an interesting chart from the Wall Street Journal.

The chart examines the 4 horseman of technology and all of their acquisitions from 2005 to 2014.

Google has made the largest number of acquisitions over this time while both Amazon and Apple have been somewhat quiet. Facebook, as it would appear, is becoming increasingly hyper-active in the number of acquisitions that it is making.

Facebook has already made two acquisitions this year greater $1 billion. They bought virtual reality company Oculus Rift for $2 billion and a messaging app called WhatsApp for $16 billion: