Most notable tech acquisitions of 2018

The most significant acquisitions of startups this year

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According to Deloitte's annual study of M&A activity (pdf), technology acquisition became the number one driver of acquisitions in 2018, ahead of expanding customer bases in existing markets, or adding to products or services for the year. Add that to the fact that Apple, the most valuable company on the planet, is looking to spend some of its massive $250 billion cash pile this year, and 2018 is expected to be a big year for acquisitions.

Here are the most notable tech acquisitions of 2018 so far.

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