But three interesting lessons in this lovely chart. 1. Geocities! They really paid that much? And you kids are like, wait, what is Geocities? Exactly.
2. The sexiness of the acquisition at that moment has no correlation to success. Just look at the ones Google has acquired (green bars). Three seem to have vanished (and unclear if they were absorbed in G technology). Couple others... unclear outcomes. YT is the only shining star. Remember that. Money you pay, nothing to do with future outcomes. Also of course demonstrated by many other rows.
3. In hindsight it amazing to think of some of these companies, what they were thinking and how little they knew what they were doing.
What do you think of this data?