Facebook raised many eyebrows when it bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion earlier this year- paying 19 times more than it did for Instagram just 2 years earlier. But it turns out that Facebook’s offer was only the fourth biggest acquisition bid in 2014, as demonstated by this new infographic from FinancesOnline looking at the tech sector’s big spenders…
In the infographic below from FinancesOnline you can also find out:
• How much was Android acquired for? Not much – $50M was actually a bargain
• What was the biggest tech company acquisition in 2013?
• The biggest Microsoft’s acquisition was a company that earned no money at all
• Apple paid a ridiculous $429M for Next mainly to get Steve Jobs back on board