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A Brief History of Facebook's Acquisitions on it's Journey to Perfection [Infographic]

a brief history of facebooks acquisitions on its journey to perfectionFacebook is undeniably one of the biggest success stories in technology, and in business.

Now a household name, the company has evolved from a simple networking site for select college students to a multi-billion dollar empire, with close to two billion users worldwide.

So how has The Social Network evolved to became the giant it is today? The company’s extraordinary growth is at least partially attributable to its multitude of acquisitions over time.

Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition

WA10-6Facebook on Monday announced it was closing its $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.

“We are looking forward to connecting even more people around the world, and continuing to create value for the people who use WhatsApp," reads a terse statement from the company about the closing. As part of the deal, WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum will join Facebook's board of directors.