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

Verizon Buys AOL

Verizon announced that it will buy AOL for $4.4 billion on Tuesday (May 12) morning. This acquisition sets up Verizon, which is the nation's largest wireless carrier, to enter the video and mobile arena. 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 (Photos from left: AOL, Verizon)

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