Massive tech-companies buying small however promising tech-firms to maintain for a very long time in market.
Here’s a listing of all of the billion greenback offers in 2013-2014
Fb acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in feb, 2014.
The acquisition of the new messaging service with greater than 450 million customers world wide surprised many Silicon Valley observers with its lofty price ticket. WhatsApp was based in 2009 by Jan Koum, Brian Acton.
Yahoo purchased tumblr for $1.1 billion in could 2013. Tumblr was based in 2007 by David Karp. As of March 3, 2014, Tumblr hosts over 174.2 million blogs
Google acquired Waze for $1.1 billion in 2013. Waze (pronounced as methods) is a GPS-based geographical navigation utility program for smartphones with GPS help and show screens which offers turn-by-turn info and user-submitted journey occasions and route particulars, downloading location-dependent info over the cell phone community. It was developed by the Israeli start-up Waze Cellular.
Fb acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012. Instagram was based in 2010. Instagram is a web based photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that allows its customers to take footage and movies, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a wide range of social networking providers, akin to Fb, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.
Microsoft acquired skype for $8.5 billion in 2011. Skype is a freemium voice-over-IP service and prompt messaging consumer, at the moment developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. The title was derived from “sky” and “peer”. Skype was based in yr 2003.
Google acquired Youtube for $1.6 billion in 2006.YouTube is a video-sharing web site, based by three former PayPal workers in February 2005.
E-bay acquired Paypal for $1.5 billion in 2002. PayPal is a world e-commerce enterprise permitting funds and cash transfers to be made by way of the Web. Paypal has turn into a largely populated cash switch expertise on web.
AOL acquired Mapquest for $1.1 billion in 2000.MapQuest is an American free on-line internet mapping service. The corporate was based in 1996.