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Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16B

The social network is throwing down billions of dollars of cash and stock -- eventually totaling $19 billion -- to buy the messaging app that has ballooned to a third of Facebook's size.

By Feb. 19, 2014


Google offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10B, report says

That's about half of what Facebook will pay to acquire the WhatsApp messaging service and its 450 million users.

By Feb. 20, 2014


Yahoo in talks to acquire online video service NDN, report says

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company is making another move in its push into big media, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

By Mar. 31, 2014


Facebook to acquire mobile analytics startup Onavo

Onavo expects that its technology will help Facebook's efforts to spread Internet access worldwide through Internet.org

By Oct. 14, 2013


eBay to acquire global payment provider Braintree

The company will pay around $800 million for Braintree, which provides a payment system for online and mobile startup companies.

By Sep. 26, 2013


Microsoft to acquire Nokia's device and services division

As part of $7.2 billion deal, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will step down to become an executive vice president of the division.

By Sep. 2, 2013


Apple in talks to acquire company behind Microsoft's Kinect

The iPhone maker has reportedly offered $280 million to acquire Israel-based 3D-sensor company Primesense.

By Jul. 16, 2013


AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2 billion deal

The carrier has reached an agreement to buy the prepaid wireless provider, which operates the Cricket brand, for $15 a share in cash.

By Jul. 12, 2013


AT&T in talks to acquire Hulu with Chernin Group -- report

Teaming with the Chernin Group gives AT&T some extra leverage in a battle against Time Warner Cable, Yahoo, and others.

By Jun. 6, 2013


Facebook cleared to acquire Instagram

Facebook gets the go-ahead to buy the popular mobile photo-sharing app as the FTC ends its investigation of the deal.

By Aug. 22, 2012