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New York Times:
Google bought 270 companies since 2001, Facebook bought 92 since 2007, some direct or nascent competitors; only one Google acquisition was challenged by the US   —  “Big tech” companies like Google and Facebook are, in reality, the products of hundreds of mergers.
Jun 7, 2019, 10:15 PMIn context
Kaveh Waddell / Axios:
Data from CB Insights shows Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have collectively acquired more than 50 AI companies since 2010   —  Big Tech has snapped up more than 50 AI companies since 2010, carving out another front in the nonstop war among the giants for AI talent, data and ideas.
May 15, 2019, 10:50 PMIn context
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook says it “mistakenly deleted” some of Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts that were public and reported on, including a post about the Instagram acquisition   —  - Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have vanished, and the company says it “mistakenly deleted” them.
Mar 29, 2019, 8:00 PMIn context
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Sen. Warren proposes tech regulation, including breaking up big tech and rolling back acquisitions at Amazon, Google, and Facebook, as part of her 2020 bid   —  Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn't exist.  Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world.
Mar 8, 2019, 9:38 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Zynga's CEO on the once-beleaguered game company's turnaround, as key acquisitions and the shift to mobile overcome declining Facebook and web games   —  Zynga went public in 2011 and it grew quickly on the strength of social games like FarmVille.  But it hit the skids in 2013, and it began going downhill.
Feb 10, 2019, 9:15 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Facebook hires the team behind Chainspace, a startup building tech for decentralized “smart contracts”, its first blockchain acquisition   —  Facebook has made its first acquisition in the blockchain space.  —  The social network has quietly hired the team behind Chainspace …
Feb 4, 2019, 3:52 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Autodesk buys BuildingConnected, which helps builders find and hire qualified contractors for construction projects, for $275M   —  Autodesk's construction software business is getting its second acquisition-fueled jolt of the past few weeks.  The company announced on Thursday …
Dec 20, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Internal Facebook emails show how the company used VPN app Onavo, which it later acquired, to closely track WhatsApp's rise before its $19B acquisition   —  In February 2014, Facebook purchased the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.  The acquisition price was staggering for an app …
Dec 5, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Qualtrics had 2017 revenue of $289.9M; with the $8B acquisition, Accel and IVP's stakes are each worth $1B+, and the Smith family's stake is ~$2.6B after taxes   —  Utah-founded cloud unicorn Qualtrics was set to have one of tech's most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings this week.
Nov 11, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: ByteDance's short video app TikTok's monthly US App Store installs in October were higher than those of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube   —  Beijing-based ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of tween and teen-focused social app Musical.ly is paying off.
Nov 2, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context

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