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[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

New FAA Drone Regulations Could Kill These GOOG, Amazon.com Projects

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New FAA drone regulations proposed Feb. 15 aren't what tech giants Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) or Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) had hoped for.

"...Once you spend some time looking at them, some of the things proposed would be devastating to the future of the industry," Small UAV Coalition executive director Michael Drobac said to The Wall Street Journal Monday.

Here's what GOOG and AMZN investors need to know...

AMZN Earnings: The Crucial Number Not to Forget

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Impressive sales but inconsistent profits have been the story of AMZN earnings the last few years.

Today's (Thursday) Q4 report is no different...

Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) sales increased 15% compared to last quarter, but profit dropped again from the same period a year ago - just not as much as expected.

Here's the key to Amazon's lack of net income - and how investors can play AMZN stock right now...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Jeff Bezos Turns 51 Today! And 5 Other Facts About the AMZN Billionaire

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As of Jan. 9, Jeff Bezos' net worth was $27.8 billion according to Forbes. His company Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) - the largest Internet retailer in the U.S. - had a market capitalization of $137.98 billion.

The man Wall Street has come to know is a visionary who doesn't conform to typical big business management. That's evidenced every quarter in the last three years. Amazon continues to post impressive sales numbers, coupled with earnings per share (EPS) losses. The company hasn't turned a profit since 2012. Despite pressure to improve Amazon's bottom line, Bezos steadfastly reinvests the company's massive sales. He hasn't faltered from his strategy of diversification and growth.

Investors are left wondering where the company is headed next and more importantly, when it will turn a profit.

That's why we put together a list of five facts you didn't know about Jeff Bezos. Perhaps the best way to determine where Amazon is headed is a greater of understanding of the man behind its wheel.

The billionaire - who just celebrated his 51st birthday Jan. 12 - is a true original...

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

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Mixed data has made "should I buy Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)" a popular question these days...

The world's top online retailer announced Jan. 5 it sold a record-setting 2 billion-plus items worldwide in 2014. On the other hand, AMZN stock lost 22% in 2014.

Watch Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." for how to play Amazon stock right now...

How to Play Amazon Stock Right Now

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Amazon stock has been up and down over the course of the year.

It could be headed for trouble if it doesn't move back up above crucial support levels.

But despite the uncertainty, Amazon stock still should help traders snag some quick profits.

Keystone Pipeline Vote Will Leave President Obama Nowhere to Hide

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President Barack Obama will be forced to make some kind of decision on the long-delayed Keystone pipeline within the next few weeks.

A Dec. 6 runoff election for a Louisiana Senate seat pushed a Keystone pipeline vote to the top of Washington's "to do" list. Both houses are expected to approve the legislation and send it to President Obama.

At that point, the president will no longer be able to delay a decision.

And he'll feel a lot of pressure to sign a Keystone pipeline bill...

Buy Alibaba Stock Instead of This Competitor

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With two e-commerce titans in a struggle right now, and the two moving in different directions, here's something you might want to consider: buy Alibaba and sell Amazon.

One of our veteran traders told FOX Business viewers this is the way to go.

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

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If you're asking, "Should I buy Amazon stock right now?," you're not alone. With so little cash flowing to its bottom line, the online retail giant has many investors confused.

Here's how our tech expert said he'd play AMZN on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." on Wednesday...

The Stock Market Today Under Pressure from Renewed Ebola Panic

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Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.

AMZN, MSFT, and these 5 other top stories are what to watch today...

This Key Number in Amazon Earnings (Nasdaq: AMZN) May Surprise You

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Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock was up all day ahead of Thursday's earnings release, set for after market close.

Here's what to ignore, the top 3 details to watch, and our takeaway for investors...

How Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Can Shake Off the Alibaba IPO

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) won't be hurt for long by the Alibaba IPO, due to hit Sept. 18. While both companies are e-commerce giants in their own right, the two may not be as competitive with one another as you think...

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Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Gains Support from Huge August Sales

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) enjoyed a bump Wednesday after ChannelAdvisor released its August same-store sales (SSS) report. Amazon's at the top of the e-commerce pack, nearly quadrupling the industry average.

It's a promising signal that Amazon's fundamentals are healthy and thriving...

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