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The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)
Exploring how people and businesses will work, interact, and prosper in an era of profound digital transformation.
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Data Points: Platform Dominance

Digital platforms are reaching every business sector. At the upcoming July 15  Platform Strategy Summit, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be among the topics discussed. Read more in this recent report on Platform Mergers and Antitrust. Among the data points:



Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft M&A totals 1987-2020


Average number of annual Google acquisitions since 2001


Highest number of M&A by GAFAM in one year (2014)

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