Big Tech Mergers

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google use mergers and acquisitions to gain market power, acquire data, and snuff out any threats from would-be competitors. The list of their publicly-disclosed acquisitions is below. 

Amazon: 

115 acquisitions over 23 years or ~5 deals per year

Apple

125 acquisitions over 33 years or ~4 deals per year

Facebook

90 acquisitions over 16 years or ~6 deals per year

Google

258 acquisitions over 20 years or ~13 deals per year