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: 

111 acquisitions over 22 years or ~5 deals per year

Apple

121 acquisitions over 32 years or ~4 deals per year

Facebook

86 acquisitions over 15 years or ~6 deals per year

Google

255 acquisitions over 19 years or ~13 deals per year