Facebook is an online company and most of the business acquired by it is likely to be concerned with the internet. Not all of them though. Nevertheless let us look at what fb really owns.
1. MSQRD – 2016, bought for an undisclosed amount
It is a new camera android app that can change the face of person in focus to different things like a gorilla. You should try it. It’s fun.
2. Pebbles – 2015, bought for $60 million
Facebook expanded its virtual reality platform by acquiring this Israeli startup. The gesture control technology of Pebbles can help in the detection of hands and skin of a user who is wearing a virtual reality headset, which will let users see their arms and hands in VR using light sensor technology. It can identify and track a user’s clothing and items in one’s hand while using the VR headset.
3. Wit.ai – 2015, bought for an undisclosed amount
It is a speech recognition technology. Wit.ai makes it easy for developers to build applications and devices that you can talk or text to. Their vision is to empower developers with an open and extensible natural language platform. Wit.ai learns human language from every interaction, and leverages the community: what’s learned is shared across developers.
4. WaveGroup Sound – 2014, bought for an undiscloded amount
WaveGroup Sound is a music production studio located in Fremont, California specializing in audio post production and design.
5. Ascenta – 2014, bought for $20 millions
Facebook bought this team of drone makers as part of its grand plan to connect the whole world to the satellite internet via a network of drones, satellites and lasers.
6. WhatsApp – 2013, bought for $19 billions
That’s a stunning sum for the five-year old company. But WhatsApp has been able to hold its weight against messaging heavyweights like Twitter , Google and Microsoft’s. WhatsApp has upwards of 450 million users, and it is adding an additional million users every day.
7. Hot Studio – 2013
Hot Studio is a design agency based in San Francisco and New York, acquired by fb to build new tools for brands and businesses on the social network. It has 114 staffs.
8. Quickfire Networks – 2015
It is a hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times.
9. LiveRail – 2015, bought for $5 billions
LiveRail is a leading monetization platform for publishers, broadcasters, and mobile app developers, providing them with technology to sell their inventory smarter and safer across devices.
10. Little Eye Labs – 2015, bought for $15 millions
Little Eye , an Indian company, is a Performance Analysis and Monitoring tool that can help identify and fix performance problems in your Android Apps.