Last week, Facebook stunned the technology world by buying companies in a chat application, WhatsApp for $ 19 billion. This is not the first time, Facebook acquired a number of companies in order to obtain the right to use the application.
In the ten years since Facebook stands, owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s company has successfully acquired more than 40 companies. In between all these businesses, there are a number of companies that make up willingly poured huge sums of money.
Companies of this one was known to be very aggressive in developing revenue and performance. One of these steps is to implement a variety of applications that can be a moneymaking machine for Facebook.
Here are five companies that successfully acquired by Facebook with the highest costs.
Cost of acquisition: US $ 19 billion
Facebook acquires WhatsApp action last week as well as a technology company purchases the most expensive in the world. Last week, Facebook recorded buy an instant messaging application for US $ 19 billion.
WhatsApp is an application that phenomenal growth in the global world since its founding in 2009. The company consists of 55 employees who are all now listed as a billionaire after the purchase.
Previously, the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum worked at Yahoo and stop to build its own applications. Koum famous as the poor who later became a billionaire success through WhatsApp.
Cost of acquisition: US $ 1 billion
In 2012, other major purchase made Facebook time acquire Instagram for $ 1 billion. Although Instagram is very popular, but it should have been at that time of the sale price has not reached US $ 1 billion.
Facebook acquires Instagram is said to have a platform for sharing the pictures better. While Facebook does not have it. Of course, Instagram can attract far more users and give Zuckerberg promised benefits.
Acquisition costs: US $ 150 million-US $ 200 million
Israeli technology company that Facebook acquisition is Onovo. The application can reduce data management costs on users.
Facebook utilizing the services of the company to achieve its goals make more efficient use of the Internet for its users. Understandably, Zuckerberg intends to make sure people do not spend time considering internet access Facebook.
Of course, rather than designing new applications, Onavo be selected instant exit Facebook. Currently, the three applications issued Onavo can be used free of charge.
Acquisition costs: $ 100 million
Facebook acquires Atlas Advertiser Suite Microsoft last year for US $ 100 million. Atlas is a company searching for what people do after seeing an advertisement in the media.
Technology invented Atlas was known as Click Purchase Path Analysis. Who actually bought Facebook when it actually technology weapons and the right use of formula Atlas.
Currently, Facebook can increase its revenue through a variety of ads displayed on those sites.
Cost of acquisition: US $ 60 million
Companies with software that can recognize facial lines were bought up in June 2012. The company, established in 2009, is based in Tel-Aviv and has only 10 employees.
In 2011, its software is able to identify 18 billion faces in Application Programming Interface and in line with the Facebook platform. Since acquiring Face.com, Facebook has successfully released two new applications that Photo Tagger and Photo Finder