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June 28, 2011

Facebook Acquisition in Numbers: Data Charts

Facebook has acquired 10 companies with its largest acquisition being the purchase of FriendFeed. It also purchased the defunct company ConnectU in a court settlement and acquired intellectual property formerly held by rival Friendster.
Recently Facebook has acquired Daytum, the two-man start-up announced today on its blog. Daytum co-founder Nicholas Felton famously creates beautiful infographics about his annual personal behavior
Daytum was a mobile app to help other people track and organize the everyday data of their lives.Daytum is at least the third New York-based company Facebook has acquired, and its founders will be moving west to join the Facebook product design team at its headquarters.

The Following are the List of Acquisitions  which Facebook made during the last 5 Years

The majority of the companies acquired by Facebook are based in the United States, and in turn, a large percentage of these companies are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. Facebook has also made investments in LuckyCal and Wildfire Interactive

Most of Facebook's acquisitions have been '
talent acquisitions' and acquired products are often shut-down
. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated that "We have not once bought a company for the company. We buy companies to get excellent people... In order to have a really entrepreneurial culture one of the key things is to make sure we're recruiting the best people. One of the ways to do this is to focus on acquiring great companies with great founders.