Microsoft on September 3 announced its plans to buy Nokia's mobile phone business. The acquisition of Nokia's devices and services by Microsoft is one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of technology. In the past also, we have seen a lot of major acquisitions in the world of tech. Here are the biggest acquisitions in the history of tech. (Courtesy: IBNlive.com)
Microsoft on Tuesday said it would buy Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion), and the Finnish firm said its CEO, Stephen Elop, would join Microsoft when the transaction closed.
On the last day of December in 1997, Microsoft acquired the free Web-based e-mail service. Hotmail, launched in 1996, was one of the first online email services. Microsoft revamped Hotmail as social-friendly Outlook last year.
In May 2012, Google closed its deal with Motorola and acquired the cellphone maker Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion.
Google acquired video-sharing website YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006. When bought YouTube in 2006 when it was a year old. (For the full slide show click here)