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Tech Giant Acquisition Infographic

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Without being overly dramatic, Silicon Valley is home to a level of cloak-and-dagger business that even George R. R. Martin would fail to comprehend.

The multibillion dollar tech industry is rife with stealthy mergers and investments. After all, Google can’t be expected to acquire mankind’s next major piece of software by loudly partaking in bidding wars, lessening the chance of it coming to market, and allowing rivals to conquer.

And now the biggest have been laid bare in a neat new infographic. Compiled by the good folks at Financesonline.com, it also offers up a good deal of fact ammo, like how Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp is only the fourth biggest tech deal this year so far.

We’re not sure what that is in Bitcoin, but it’s a lot.

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