Big acquisitions in the tech world – The computer tech corporation Oracle purchased ATG, provider of eCommerce software and other commerce applications, for approximately $1 billion in the form of $6 per share in cash in November 2010. Pictured, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks in September 2003.
Big acquisitions in the tech world – Amazon bought LOVEFiLM, the European counterpart to the movie rental and streaming service Netflix, in January 2011 for £200 million, or $317 million. Netflix had moved into Canada months before and had been announcing plans to expand further internationally. Pictured, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks in September 2011.