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Tech Acquisitions of 2012

TECH ACQUISITIONS OF 2012 Tech giants have been snapping up startups as well as veteran companies since the beginning of the year. Here are the major acquisitions for the first half of 2012 Microsoft yammers $1.2 BILLION salesforce.com BUDDYEMEDIA $689 MILLION Google meebo $100 MILLION glance UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT facebook Oface.com $100 MM Instagram $1 BILLION TAGGED hi5 UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT O slideshare Linked in $119 MILLION digg NOTE: LINKEDIN ALSO PARTICIPATED IN TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE DIGG ACQUISITION $16 MM ENLARGED TO Linked in SHOW DETAIL Linked in $3.75-4MM for around 15 patents The Washington Post betaworks The Washington Post $12 MM for Digg Team betaworks $500-725K for remaining assets (the domain, code, data and all traffic) twitter posterous UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT ORACLE' vitrue $300 MILLION amazon.com KIVA Systems. $775 MILLION A zynga OMGFOP $200 MILLION ResumeBear Track Down The doe Or Your Dreams Sponsored by ResumeBear Designed by David [email protected] Microsoft: http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelisrael/2012/06/25/its-official-microsoft-buys-yammer-for-1-2-billion-cash/ Salesforce: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikamorphy/2012/06/04/salesforce-com-buys-buddy-media-for-689m-oracle-tookvitrue-whos-left-for-microsoft-crm/ Google: http://technorati.com/social-media/article/google-buys-social-start-up-meebo/ Facebook: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion/ Tagged: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/12/14/tagged-acquires-facebook-competitor-his/ Twitter: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/03/12/twitter-has-acquired-shortform-blogging-company-posterous/ Linkedin: http://technorati.com/social-media/article/linkedin-buys-slideshare-for-119m/ Oracle: http://wwwwebpronews.com/oracle-acquires-virtue-a-social- rm-2012-05 Amazon:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/amazon-com-buys-kiva-systems-for-775-million/ Zynga: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/net-us-zynga-idUSBRE82K1BX20120321 Digg: http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/12/digg-sold-to-linkedin-and-the-washington-post-and-betaworks/

Tech Acquisitions of 2012

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Tech Acquisitions of 2012 so far, including the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more...

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