Microsoft’s acquisition of the startup Tencent is a big deal, but it is not the only big deal in tech.
A couple of other big deals are happening at the same time: The acquisition of Instagram has brought its growth to $15 billion in annual revenue; Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a messaging app, for $19 billion; and Amazon is looking to acquire video-streaming company OTT service Amazon Go for $15.3 billion.
But what you may not know about these big acquisitions is that they are also connected to each other.
And in many ways, they’re not that different.
The big deal for Microsoft, at least at the moment, is that Tencent’s valuation has soared, and that is in part due to the rise in the valuation of other tech companies.
Tencent CEO Adrian Liu told VentureBeat that the valuation rise was caused by Tencent acquiring Facebook’s messaging app Tencent Mail, which has seen its valuation rise more than $200 million in the past 12 months.
Liu also said that Tencces valuation grew significantly when it acquired Kik for $1 billion in February.
Liu explained that Ten’s valuation was boosted by Facebook’s acquisition, and Tenccs valuation also grew when Facebook acquired Whatsapp for $250 million.
These two acquisitions together are making Ten a much more valuable company than it was before the purchase.
Ten’s stock rose nearly 30% in the year that followed the purchase, and it is currently trading at $7.50.
The rise in Ten’s valuations has also made Ten more valuable than other tech firms, according to a report from the market research firm Technavio.
The tech firm also estimated that the buyout of Ten made Ten an “overvalued” company that has an “underexploited” market cap of $10 billion.
Technavios’ analysis of the Ten acquisition shows that the company has a market cap more than twice as large as Amazon’s and Facebook’s combined.
Ten is valued at $8.7 billion, a value that Technavos attributes to the fact that Ten was able to increase its valuation while Facebook’s valuation increased.
Ten has had a very good year.
The valuation increase is thanks to the recent purchase of Ten, which was a very significant one.
The acquisition was the second-largest in tech history, according the company.
The company said that its valuation has grown by more than 50% from its original valuation of $6.7 million.
Ten went public in 2014, and the price it paid for Ten was a record $11.2 billion.
Ten also raised an additional $1.4 billion from investors, including venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, and Sequoia Capital.
Ten received $1,935 million in cash, $2.1 billion from Series A funding, and $737 million in equity from Microsoft.
Ten was sold to Microsoft for $7,600 per share.
The transaction closed on March 1, 2021.
Ten had been acquired by Ten for $6,700 per share, and this new price is the most Ten has ever paid for a company.
Ten bought Ten for the same reason Microsoft bought Instagram: it needed a better messaging app.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a company blog post that Ten will be “part of our core messaging app suite, with new features and improved performance,” and that the acquisition of Ten will “help us continue to grow and create the best messaging app.”
Ten is now Microsoft’s biggest messaging app and is the companys second-biggest app overall.
In the years following the acquisition, Ten continued to improve its messaging app platform, with the acquisition bringing the app to over 50 million users and making Ten the company’s third-most popular messaging app after WhatsApp and Facebook.
Ten currently has more than 2 billion users, according Technavies estimates.
However, Ten has faced criticism for its user retention rates.
Ten users have only been using the app for 13 months.
A lot of these users are younger, with a median age of 18 years old, Technavieds analysis shows.
Technapedia reported that more than 60% of Ten users are under 30, and less than 10% are over 40.
Ten did not respond to our request for comment on the analysis.
But Ten is clearly on a growth trajectory.
The Ten acquisition, according Techavio, “is a sign that Ten is on a path to becoming a highly valuable company.”
But the Ten deal is not just a sign of Ten’s growth.
It is also a sign, Technapie said, that Ten has a lot of work ahead of it.
“It will be up to Ten to make its messaging service better and more efficient in order to be able to attract and retain more users,” the Techavie report says.
That means the company will need to do more to attract users to its service.
Ten could also face competition in the coming