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Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn for $26B – View An Interactive Timeline of All Past Microsoft Acquisitions

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Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn for $26B – View An Interactive Timeline of All Past Microsoft Acquisitions

Posted by Trevor Hatfield

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6/27/16 10:31 AM | Comments

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With the purchase of LinkedIn today for $26 Billion in cash, Microsoft makes its 196th acquisition. I wanted to take a look at what acquisitions were made in the past and thought it might be cool to see the background on how Microsoft got to where they are with an interactive timeline.

The interactive timeline was constructed from the information below, which can also be found on Wikipedia.

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Acquisitions

Number Date Company Business Country Value (USD) References
1 July 30, 1987 Forethought, Inc. Computer software  United States 14,000,000 [19]
2 March 31, 1991 Consumers Software Software  Canada  — [20]
3 June 29, 1992 Fox Software PC database software  United States  — [21]
4 February 28, 1994 Softimage Wholesale 3-D visualization software  Canada  — [22]
5 September 27, 1994 Altamira Software Software  United States  — [23]
6 November 1, 1994 NextBase Software  United States  — [24]
7 November 15, 1994 One Tree Software Software  United States  — [25]
8 February 23, 1995 RenderMorphics 3D graphics hardware  United States  — [26]
9 July 10, 1995 Network Managers Systems design  United Kingdom  — [27]
10 October 17, 1995 The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks Software  United States  — [28]
11 November 6, 1995 Netwise Computer software  United States  — [29]
12 December 12, 1995 Bruce ArtwickOrganization Programming  United States  — [30]
13 January 16, 1996 Vermeer Technologies Software  United States  — [31]
14 March 6, 1996 VGA-Animation Software Div[note 1] Software  Germany  — [32]
15 March 12, 1996 Colusa Software Software  United States  — [33]
16 April 16, 1996 Exos Video game controllers  United States  — [34]
17 April 23, 1996 Aspect Software Engineering Computer software  United States 14,150,000 [35]
18 June 11, 1996 eShop Software  United States  — [36]
19 June 17, 1996 Electric Gravity Electronic games  United States  — [37]
20 November 1, 1996 Panorama Software Sys-On-Line[note 2] Software  Canada  — [38]
21 February 3, 1997 NetCarta Internet software  United States 20,000,000 [39]
22 March 3, 1997 Interse Internet software  United States  — [40]
23 April 30, 1997 WebTV Networks Internet service provider  United States 425,000,000 [41]
24 May 7, 1997 Dimension X Java-based platforms  United States  — [42]
25 June 13, 1997 Cooper & Peters Programming  United States  — [43]
26 June 30, 1997 LinkAge Software Internet software development  Canada  — [44]
27 August 5, 1997 VXtreme Internet video software  United States  — [45]
28 December 31, 1997 Hotmail Internet software  United States 500,000,000 [46]
29 February 23, 1998 Flash Communications Enterprise instant messaging software  United States  — [47][48]
30 April 15, 1998 Firefly Relationship management software  United States 40,000,000 [49]
31 April 28, 1998 MESA Group Data sharing software  United States  — [50]
32 August 25, 1998 Valence Research Internet software  United States  — [51]
33 November 6, 1998 LinkExchange Internet advertising network  United States 265,000,000 [52]
34 January 11, 1999 FASA Interactive Computer game software  United States  — [53]
35 March 4, 1999 CompareNet Shopping online  United States  — [54]
36 March 26, 1999 Numinous Technologies Software  United States  — [55]
37 April 27, 1999 Interactive Objects-Digital Web music software  United States  — [56]
38 April 30, 1999 Jump Networks Internet service provider  United States  — [57]
39 June 7, 1999 ShadowFactor Software Wholesale computer software  United States  — [58]
40 June 15, 1999 Omnibrowse Internet software  United States  — [59]
41 June 28, 1999 Intrinsa Defect detection software  United States 58,900,000 [60]
42 July 1, 1999 Sendit Application software  Sweden 125,420,000 [61]
43 July 7, 1999 Zoomit Encryption software  Canada  — [62]
44 July 21, 1999 STNC Community software  United Kingdom  — [63]
45 September 19, 1999 Softway Systems Computer programming  United States  — [64]
46 October 29, 1999 Entropic Software  United States  — [65]
47 January 7, 2000 Visio Corporation Wholesale drawing software  United States 1,375,000,000 [66]
48 February 29, 2000 Peach Networks Digital TV services  Israel  — [67]
49 March 17, 2000 Travelscape Internet service provider  United States 89,750,000 [68]
50 April 12, 2000 Titus Communications Cable television  United States 944,800,000 [69]
51 June 19, 2000 Bungie Software Computer software  United States  — [70]
52 July 12, 2000 NetGames Software  United States  — [71]
53 September 13, 2000 MongoMusic Online music search engine  United States 65,000,000 [72]
54 September 27, 2000 Pacific Microsonics Digital audio technology  United States  — [73]
55 March 17, 2001 Vacationspot Internet service provider  United States 70,850,000 [74]
56 April 5, 2001 Great Plains Software Business management software  United States 939,884,000 [75]
57 May 2, 2001 Intellisol International Software  Canada  — [76]
58 May 31, 2001 NCompass Labs Internet software  Canada 36,000,000 [77]
59 June 21, 2001 Maximal Innovative Intelligence Software  Israel 20,000,000 [78]
60 July 1, 2001 Yupi Online Spanish Portal  United States  — [79]
61 March 11, 2002 Classic Custom Vacations Travel agency  United States 78,000,000 [80]
62 May 22, 2002 Sales Management Systems Software  United States  — [81]
63 July 12, 2002 Navision Software programming  Denmark 1,330,000,000 [82]
64 July 29, 2002 Mobilocity Computer consulting  United States  — [83]
65 September 10, 2002 XDegrees Security software  United States  — [84]
66 September 24, 2002 Rare Software and video games  United Kingdom 375,000,000 [85]
67 December 13, 2002 Vicinity Online enterprise location  United States 95,849,000 [86]
68 February 25, 2003 Connectix Software  United States  — [87]
69 March 3, 2003 DCG Internet software  Australia  — [88]
70 April 30, 2003 PlaceWare Web conferencing  United States 200,000,000 [89]
71 May 27, 2003 G.A. Sullivan Information technology  United States  — [90]
72 June 10, 2003 GeCAD Software Antivirus technology  Romania  — [91]
73 August 29, 2003 3DO Co-High Heat Baseball Software  United States 450,000 [92]
74 April 22, 2004 Encore Bus Solutions-IP Asts IP assets  United States  — [93]
75 April 26, 2004 ActiveViews Reporting systems  United States  — [94]
76 July 16, 2004 Lookout Software Personal search tool  United States  — [95]
77 December 16, 2004 GIANT Company Software Anti-spyware  United States  — [96]
78 March 2, 2005 en’tegrate Software  United States  — [97]
79 April 9, 2005 Groove Networks Community software  United States  — [98]
80 May 11, 2005 MessageCast Messaging  United States 7,000,000 [99]
81 May 31, 2005 Tsinghua-Shenxun-Cert Asts Certain assets  China 15,000,000 [100]
82 June 21, 2005 Sybari Software Software  United States  — [101]
83 August 29, 2005 Teleo VoIP  United States  — [102]
84 August 31, 2005 FrontBridge Technologies Email protection  United States  — [103]
85 September 19, 2005 Alacris Certificate management software  United States  — [104]
86 November 3, 2005 media-streams.com Software   Switzerland  — [105]
87 November 17, 2005 5th Finger Mobile  Australia 3,153,000 [106]
88 January 19, 2006 UMT-Software and IP Assets Software  United States  — [107]
89 February 13, 2006 MotionBridge Search  France 17,858,000 [108]
90 February 13, 2006 Seadragon Software Software  United States  — [109]
91 March 7, 2006 Apptimum Software  United States  — [110]
92 March 7, 2006 Onfolio Internet software  United States  — [111]
93 April 6, 2006 Lionhead Studios Video games  United Kingdom  — [112]
94 April 26, 2006 AssetMetrix Enterprise software  Canada  — [113]
95 May 4, 2006 Massive Incorporated Video game advertising  United States  — [114]
96 May 4, 2006 Vexcel Mapping software  United States  — [115]
97 May 15, 2006 DeepMetrix Web log analysis  United States  — [116]
98 June 6, 2006 ProClarity Analysis software  United States  — [117]
99 June 27, 2006 iView Multimedia Digital asset management  United Kingdom  — [118]
100 July 17, 2006 Softricity application virtualization software  United States  — [119]
101 July 18, 2006 WinternalsSoftware Software  United States  — [120]
102 July 26, 2006 Whale Communications Applications  Israel  — [121]
103 September 26, 2006 Gteko Applications  Israel  — [122]
104 October 2, 2006 DesktopStandard Applications  United States  — [123]
105 October 12, 2006 Colloquis Natural language software  United States  — [124]
106 March 9, 2007 Medstory Internet search engine  United States  — [125]
107 March 26, 2007 devBiz Business Solutions Software tools  United States  — [126]
108 May 3, 2007 ScreenTonic Advertising and marketing  France  — [127]
109 May 3, 2007 Tellme Networks Mobile phone software  United States  — [128]
110 May 9, 2007 SoftArtisans Business Intelligence software  United States  — [129]
111 June 4, 2007 Engyro Information technology  United States  — [130]
112 June 7, 2007 Stratature Master Data Management  United States  — [131]
113 June 29, 2007 Savvis Inc-Data Centers Networking  United States 200,000,000 [132]
114 August 13, 2007 AdECN Ad Exchange  United States  — [133]
115 August 13, 2007 aQuantive Digital marketing  United States 6,333,000,000 [134]
116 October 2, 2007 Jellyfish.com Search engine  United States  — [135]
117 October 5, 2007 Parlano Enterprise messaging software  United States  — [136]
118 October 29, 2007 Global Care Solutions-Assets Assets  Thailand  — [137]
119 November 1, 2007 HOB Business Solutions Information technology  Denmark  — [138]
120 November 15, 2007 Musiwave Mobile music entertainment  France  — [139]
121 December 12, 2007 Multimap.com Mapping  United Kingdom  — [140]
122 January 22, 2008 Calista Technologies Software  United States  — [141]
123 February 7, 2008 Caligari Corporation Software  United States  — [142]
124 February 27, 2008 YaData Software  Israel  — [143]
125 March 14, 2008 Rapt Advertising yield management software  United States  — [144]
126 March 19, 2008 Komoku Rootkit security software  United States 5,000,000 [145]
127 March 31, 2008 90 Degree Software Business intelligence software  Canada  — [146]
128 April 14, 2008 Farecast Online search software  United States 75,000,000 [147]
129 April 15, 2008 Danger Mobile Internet software  United States 500,000,000 [148]
130 April 25, 2008 Fast Search & Transfer Enterprise search[clarification needed]  Norway 1,191,000,000 [149]
131 May 26, 2008 Kidaro Software  United States  — [150]
132 June 4, 2008 Quadreon Software  Belgium  — [151]
133 June 18, 2008 Navic Networks Management software  United States  — [152]
134 June 26, 2008 Mobicomp Mobile applications  Portugal  — [153]
135 August 11, 2008 Powerset Semantic Search  United States  — [154]
136 September 16, 2008 DATAllegro Data software  United States  — [155]
137 September 28, 2008 Greenfield Online Search and e-commerce services  United States 486,000,000 [156]
138 March 1, 2009 3DV Systems Developer of ZCam, atime-of-flight camera  Israel 35,000,000 [157]
139 May 7, 2009 BigPark Interactive online gaming  Canada  — [158]
140 June 1, 2009 Rosetta Biosoftware Bioinformatics solutions for life science research  United States  — [159]
141 September 22, 2009 Interactive Supercomputing Software  United States  — [160]
142 December 10, 2009 Opalis Software Software  Canada  — [161]
143 December 10, 2009 Sentillion, Inc. Identity and Access Management Software for Healthcare  United States  — [162]
144 October 6, 2010 AVIcode, Inc. .Net monitoring technology  United States  — [163]
145 October 29, 2010 Canesta, Inc. 3-D sensing technology  United States  — [164]
146 May 10, 2011 Skype Technologies Telecommunications  Luxembourg 8,500,000,000 [165]
147 June 7, 2011 Prodiance Software  United States  — [166][167]
148 November 22, 2011 Videosurf Video search  United States 100,000,000 [168][169]
149 June 25, 2012 Yammer Social networking  United States 1,200,000,000 [170]
150 July 9, 2012 Perceptive Pixel Multi touch hardware  United States  — [171]
151 October 4, 2012 PhoneFactor Two-factor authentication system  United States  — [172]
152 October 16, 2012 StorSimple Cloud-storage appliance vendor  United States  — [173]
153 October 17, 2012 MarketingPilot Marketing automation firm  United States  — [174]
154 January 3, 2013 id8 Group R2 Studios Home automation  United States  — [175]
155 February 2, 2013 Pando Networks Peer-to-peer (P2P) media distribution  United States  — [176]
156 March 4, 2013 MetricsHub Cloud monitoring  United States  — [177]
157 March 19, 2013 Netbreeze Social analytics   Switzerland  — [178]
158 June 3, 2013 InRelease Release management  Canada  — [179]
159 September 2, 2013 Nokia mobile phones unit Mobile phones,smartphones  Finland 7,200,000,000 [180]
160 October 12, 2013 HLW Software RDP applications  Austria  — [181]
161 October 25, 2013 Apiphany API management  United States  — [182]
162 January 7, 2014 Parature Customer service software  United States 100,000,000 [183]
163 May 1, 2014 GreenButton Cloud computing  New Zealand  — [184]
164 May 1, 2014 Capptain (Mobile) application development  France  — [185]
165 July 2, 2014 SyntaxTree Developer tools  France  — [186]
166 July 11, 2014 InMage Disaster recovery solutions  United States  — [187]
167 August 1, 2014 Inception Mobile Inc. Software  Canada  — [188]
168 November 6, 2014 Mojang Video games  Sweden 2,500,000,000 [189]
169 November 13, 2014 Aorato Enterprise Security & machine learning  Israel  — [190]
170 December 2, 2014 Acompli Mobile Email Apps  United States  — [191]
171 December 11, 2014 HockeyApp Mobile Beta Distribution & Crash Analytics  Germany  — [192]
172 January 20, 2015 Equivio Text Analytics Service  Israel  — [193]
173 January 23, 2015 Revolution Analytics Statistical computing and predictive analytics  United States  — [194]
174 February 4, 2015 Sunrise Atelier, Inc. Sunrise Calendarapplications  United States 100,000,000 [195]
175 February 12, 2015 N-trig Styli and pen input hardware and software  Israel 200,000,000 [196]
176 March 26, 2015 LiveLoop PowerPoint collaboration  United States  — [197]
177 April 14, 2015 Datazen Software, Inc. Mobile business intelligence & Data visualization  Canada  — [198]
178 June 2, 2015 6Wunderkinder GmbH Wunderlist to-do list applications  Germany  — [199]
179 June 10, 2015 BlueStripe Software Application management  United States  — [200]
180 July 16, 2015 FieldOne Systems LLC Enterprise Field Service  United States  — [201]
181 July 19, 2015 Adallom Cloud security  Israel 320,000,000 [202][203]
182 August 3, 2015 Incent Games, LLC Sales-gamification  United States  — [204]
183 September 3, 2015 VoloMetrix, Inc. Organisational analytics  United States  — [205]
184 September 11, 2015 Double Labs, Inc. Mobile lock screen software  United States  — [206]
185 September 28, 2015 Adxstudio Inc. Web portal and application lifecycle management solutions  Canada  — [207]
186 October 2, 2015 Telekinesys Research Ltd. Game-technology vendor  Ireland  — [208]
187 November 5, 2015 Mobile Data Labs, Inc. MileIQ, a mileage tracking application  United States  — [209]
188 November 9, 2015 Secure Islands Technologies Ltd. Data protection  Israel  — [210]
189 December 18, 2015 Metanautix Big Data Analytics  United States  — [211]
190 December 21, 2015 Talko, Inc. Mobile communications  United States  — [212]
191 January 19, 2016 Teacher Gaming LLC Education Software  Finland  — [213]
192 February 3, 2016 TouchType, Ltd. SwiftKey, a keyboard productivity application  United Kingdom 250,000,000 [214][215][216]
193 February 9, 2016 Groove Music Discovery  Canada  — [217]
194 February 24, 2016 Xamarin Mobile application development  United States  — [218][219][220][221]
195 May 3, 2016 Solair Internet of Things Platform  Italy  — [222]
196 June 13, 2016 LinkedIn Professional network  United States 26,200,000,000 [223]

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