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.
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
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
Services like Apple's iMessage and WhatsApp that transmit messages over the Internet are wiping out billions in revenue.
FORTUNE -- It's been said before, but it's now official: SMS texting's days are numbered. The culprit? Messaging apps like Apple (AAPL) iMessage and WhatsApp. According to Switzerland-based firm Informa, 2012 marked the first year mobile users sent more messages over these kinds of apps than traditional text. By next year, the difference will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 30, 2013 9:10 AM ET
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