Is the acquisition about Whatsapp or Facebook

By now we all know the acquisition news that crept viral all across Facebook. Bloomberg has shared an interesting article about “WhatsApp’s Founder Goes From Food Stamps to Billionaire”.

With all the awe about that huge number earned by WhatsApp, the question should be is the noise all about WhatsApp being bought away for an astounding amount or is it about Facebook’s acquiring spree. Take a look at Facebook’s acquisition graph

Facebook acquisition

over the past few years. You will realize that Facebook is growing into a huge acquiring shark.

Areas of investment have evolved from mini OS and networking sites to speech translation, face recognition, to gaming, analytics and mobile.

This reveals an interesting trend. Is Facebook growing as technology firm or  media firm?


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