Billion Dollar Buyout: The Biggest Tech Acquisitions of Recent Years

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  • Apple Acquires Beats Music & Electronics
  • Facebook Acquires Oculus
  • Facebook Acquires WhatsApp
  • Microsoft Acquires Nokia
  • Google Acquires Motorola
  • Yahoo Acquires Tumblr
  • Microsoft Acquires Skype
  • Google Acquires YouTube
  • eBay Acquires PayPal

Apple Acquires Beats Music & Electronics

Aiming to regain its once-titan grip on the music business, Apple recently announced the company’s purchase of Beats Music and Electronics for $3 billion. Co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will work closely with Apple. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are also known for their billion-dollar buyouts. Keep reading to learn about the biggest acquisitions in tech history. Patrice Peck

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