A brief history of major tech acquisitions in the US
Tech companies are in constant negotiations to acquire startups that could help them in the future.
Google has made the most acquisitions, with an average of nearly a dozen a year.
Microsoft, Cisco and IBM make fewer acquisitions, but the companies they buy tend to have higher valuations.
To stay successful in tech, companies must find a way to walk alongside the cutting edge of innovation.
Companies do this partially by devoting a large portion of their resources towards research and development (R&D) – but to hedge their bets, these companies also are in constant negotiations to gobble up new startups that could be strategic to their futures.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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