The best & worst acquisitions made by tech giants

Peppermint Soda’s infographic takes a look at some of the tech industry’s biggest purchases from Facebook’s whopping $19 billion investment in Whatsapp in February, to the comparatively minuscule $1.1 billion that Yahoo invested in Tumblr.
The giants of the tech industry have billions to play with and each is trying to get ahead in the game – making sure that the next big thing is theirs. Facebook and Google have moved the most money around in 2014 so far, while ultimately playing the long game with their plans for the future; such as Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of the virtual reality software company Oculus Rift in March.
We have gathered together some of the best and worst investments made by tech companies over the last decade, who has been successful and who has made a devastating blunder.





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