FORTUNE -- I can't vouch for the accuracy of the data in this infographic, created by business insurance provider Simply Business and posted Friday on TechCrunch, but even if it's a little off it gives you a good feel for how Apple's (AAPL) relatively small, targeted acquisitions compare with such multibillion dollar deals as Google (GOOG) buying Motorola ($12.5 billion) and Facebook (FB) trying to buy WhatsApp ($19 billion).
If you go to TechCrunch, that site's live version offers some cool interactive features.
The social networking company is reportedly in talks to buy the drone manufacturer.
By Clay Dillow
FORTUNE -- Google isn't the only web giant buying its way into the robotics game, or the ubiquitous global Internet game, for that matter. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar powered drone aircraft capable of staying aloft for up to five years without ever having MOREMar 4, 2014 2:16 PM ET
Think of it, writes Kara Swisher, as the price Facebook must pay for not having a mobile OS.
FORTUNE -- Judging from the sheer volume of commentary generated by Facebook's (FB) $19 billion offer for WhatsApp, it seems everybody in the tech world is having a hard time swallowing the sticker price, even if most of it comes in the form of Facebook shares that may or may not be overvalued.
$19 billion puts MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2014 10:51 AM ET
Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, but it wasn't the only suitor.
My colleague Dan Primack has written a smart post on the numbers that weren't in the press release Facebook (FB) issued announcing it will acquire messaging service WhatsApp. I'll add just one more:
Two separate sources have told me that's how much Google (GOOG) offered to purchase WhatsApp. The bid did not come with promise of MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 20, 2014 6:26 AM ET
When heads of state travel to the United States, they make sure to visit its technology mecca. Here's why.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Foreign leaders visiting the United States can fill their itineraries from a long list of fabulous destinations to conduct international diplomacy. Scenic mountains, balmy beaches, and a certain city that never sleeps would seem like top contenders. But instead, presidents and prime ministers from around the world MOREFeb 20, 2014 5:00 AM ET
You know what's cool? $19 billion
FORTUNE -- Remember back in 2012 when a billion dollars seemed like a lot of money to pay for a fast-growing photosharing app called Instagram? Turns out, that's nothing. Facebook (FB) has just announced plans to purchase mobile messaging service WhatsApp for at least 16 times that. The company will pay an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp employees MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 19, 2014 6:14 PM ET
Secret is the latest in a line of faddish apps -- and we're burning through fads faster than ever
FORTUNE -- In a scant few days, social media app Secret went from a viral hit to a bona fide phenomenon. Launched just over a week ago, the iOS app allows users to anonymously share notes and photos.
It's been steadily climbing the App Store rankings, cracking the top 20 in social networking MOREErin Griffith - Feb 12, 2014 5:00 AM ET
How the biggest social network has won over more than 1 million of the smallest companies.
FORTUNE -- On Wednesday morning, Kay Martinovic advertised a sale at her Ormond Beach, Fla. consignment store, aptly named Kay's Designer Consignment. She paid $40 for a "boost" on Facebook (FB), which caused her store's ad to appear in fans' newsfeeds. She targeted women in the more affluent nearby communities including the town of Smyrna MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Feb 10, 2014 8:52 AM ET
To attract more users, "We simply need to make Twitter a better Twitter," says CEO Dick Costolo.
FORTUNE -- In its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, Twitter's (TWTR) CEO Dick Costolo was on the defensive. The company, which has not yet turned a profit, reported strong top line revenue growth with widening losses.
Twitter Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $243 million, an increase of 116% over the same period last MOREErin Griffith - Feb 5, 2014 6:48 PM ET
Early investments in the car service startup are worth an estimated 400-600x.
FORTUNE -- Say what you will about Uber's cocky founder, its surge pricing, or its shady drivers. From a pure investment standpoint, the car service startup has been golden.
Some back-of-the-envelope math shows why: Take Uber's $1.5 million angel round, led by First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital. It had a valuation of around $4 million pre-money. The company's later MOREErin Griffith - Feb 4, 2014 6:47 PM ET
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