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Infographic of Microsoft’s vast legac…

April 7, 2014

Courtesy of information designer Robin Richards, check this out: a visual map of all 264 companies Microsoft has acquired in its endless quest to dominate the market. Of course, Microsoft hasn’t always played by the rules of acquisition (not to be confused with the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition), but whatever – considering the company’s history […]

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Amazon Acquisitions and Investments

November 10, 2013

MeetTheBoss created a graphical visualization visual representation of Amazon’s acquisitions and investments from 1998 until its most recent purchase of Zappos for a reported $928 million. Source

Google (graphic)

Google (graphic)

November 30, 2012

From Scores.org, a data-heavy Google(graphic) by Jess Bachman, Google’s Acquisition Appetite. Visualizing almost 10 years of Google’s acquisitions and investments, and there’s hardly a month that Google didn’t invest in something. Source

Google: 11 Years of Acquisition

Google: 11 Years of Acquisition

August 8, 2012

The infographic covers 102 acquisitions over 11 years and the USA dominates the stats accounting for 74 of Google’s purchases. In second place is Canada, or more accurately the province of Ontario. Source