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Research and development expenditure of leading internet companies from 2014 to 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Internet companies: research and development expenditure 2016 This statistic gives information on the research and development expenditure of leading internet companies from 2014 to 2016. During the most recent year, Alphabet spent 13.95 billion U.S. dollars on R&D. Social networking company Facebook spent 5.92 billion U.S. dollars on research.
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This statistic gives information on the research and development expenditure of leading internet companies from 2014 to 2016. During the most recent year, Alphabet spent 13.95 billion U.S. dollars on R&D. Social networking company Facebook spent 5.92 billion U.S. dollars on research.
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Release date
March 2017
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2014 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate created in 2015 as the parent company of Google and several other companies previously owned by or tied to Google.
In December 2016, Microsoft finalized its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. LinkedIn results are now part of Microsoft's Product Revenue and Service and Other Revenue segment.

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