WhatsApp Is The 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition Of All Time

Facebook’s $US19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is the second biggest tech acquisition of all time, and the biggest single venture-capital-backed acquisition of all time.

Business Insider Intelligence put together this inflation-adjust ranking of major tech acquisitions. One obvious point is that Facebook is no longer playing in the leagues of social media startups that went public. It’s now a big part of the tech establishment with pockets deep enough to beat venerable brand names like Microsoft, HP and Google.

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