10 Times when Tech Companies Acquired Startups and Other Companies

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Very recently Microsoft announced that it is acquiring professional social networking site, LinkedIn. There will be many reasons for a company to merge or acquire other companies. Every startup company dreams of getting acquired by a Multi-national company.

So, here are some of best acquisitions in the past.

Google acquired Android for 50 million dollars, YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars,Motorola Mobility for 12.5 billion dollars

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Facebook acquired Instagram for 1 billion dollars and WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars

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Microsoft acquired Skype for 8.5 billion dollars and LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dollars

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Apple acquired beats for 3.2 billion dollars

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Oracle acquired Sun Micro Systems for  7.4 billion dollars

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HP acquired Compaq for 18.6 billion dollars

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