Tech giant Cisco has acquired dozens of companies over the years; here is a detailed interactive breakdown.
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Cisco's acquisitions read like the ticker of the Nasdaq. If you use the slider to select 2000 (the peak of the .com bubble), Cisco was clearly on a spending spree with over two dozen purchases. 2001-2003 combined amount to a paltry 9 acquisitions, but momentum would again pick up from 2004-2008, only to disappear in 2009.