A technology company must invest in staying innovative. For some time, enterprises are able to exist on earlier developments, but at some point the “stock” is depleted. New market players can buy technology or conduct their own research, if the funds permit.
As the calculations show , Amazon was the leader in the sky of the American technological market – in 2017 it spent almost $ 23 billion on research and development. The second place belongs to the mother company Google – Alphabet, which accounts for $ 16.6 billion. It closes the top three Intel leaders with R & D expenses were $ 13.1 billion.
Facebook compared with 2016 began to spend more on 32% ($ 7.8 billion), rising from 13th to 9th place.