Facebook has acquired 72 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Confirm.io on January 23, 2018

Facebook is a social networking website, which enables people to communicate, discover, share and connect with each other. It has social media applications that run on personal computers, mobile devices and other communications. You can share your ideas, opinions, videos, photos and other activities with a group of people. Facebook’s products include Oculus, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook. The company was founded on 4th February, 2004 and the founders include Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo P. Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris R. Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz. Facebook’s headquarter is located in Menlo Park, CA.

Facebook currently has around 17,000 employees and a total turnaround of $36.5 Billion per year. It has 2.07 Billion active users, which is nearly 27% of the world’s population. Facebook has acquired 65 companies so far. Its biggest acquisition is WhatsApp, which was closed at $19 Billion. WhatsApp charged $40 per user and this is how the total price was decided. Other than that, ConnectU was acquired by Facebook in a court settlement. Most of the companies that Facebook has acquired are located in United States and more than half of them are located in San Francisco.

A large number of Facebook acquisitions are talent-based and most of them were shut down. Mark Zuckerberg once stated that we don’t buy companies for the material, we buy companies for its people. He believes it is best to acquire a company that has a strong founder. However, Instagram was an exception to this statement.

Facebook’s first acquisition was its own domain name. The latest Facebook acquisition is Tbh, which is an app designed by a few high school students. The company’s acquisition game is quite strong and the picks it makes are just splendid. Facebook tries to improve its quality of people through acquisitions, which automatically makes its tech side better. All the Facebook acquisitions are listed below.

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Confirm.io
acquired by Facebook

on January 23, 2018
Data Visualization
Undisclosed

tbh
acquired by Facebook

on October 16, 2017
App
Undisclosed

Fayteq AG
acquired by Facebook

on August 11, 2017
Video
Undisclosed

Ozlo
acquired by Facebook

on July 31, 2017
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Source3
acquired by Facebook

on July 24, 2017
Software
Undisclosed

FacioMetrics
acquired by Facebook

on November 16, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

CrowdTangle
acquired by Facebook

on November 11, 2016
Brand Marketing
Undisclosed

Eyegroove
acquired by Facebook

on August 8, 2016
Social Media
Undisclosed

MSQRD
acquired by Facebook

on March 9, 2016
Visual Effects
Undisclosed

Endaga
acquired by Facebook

on October 5, 2015
Impact Investing
Undisclosed

Tugboat Yards
acquired by Facebook

on May 20, 2015
Digital Media
Undisclosed

TheFind, Inc.
acquired by Facebook

on March 13, 2015
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Teehan+Lax
acquired by Facebook

on January 16, 2015
Digital Marketing
Undisclosed

Wit.ai
acquired by Facebook

on January 5, 2015
Developer APIs
Undisclosed

PrivateCore
acquired by Facebook

on August 7, 2014
Cyber Security
Undisclosed

LiveRail
acquired by Facebook

on July 2, 2014
Advertising
$500m

Little Eye Labs
acquired by Facebook

on July 1, 2014
Test and Measurement
Undisclosed

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