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Buys part of HTC

After years of working closely with the hardware manufacturer, Google finally buys HTC. It pays $1.1 billion to get its hands on smartphone expertise from the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer of its Nexus phones.

Interesting Fact: The total revenue of Alphabet crossed $100 billion ($110 billion) in 2017 – the first time in the company’s history of 20 years.