It has been a turbulent year in the world of investment, but thankfully a trend of big tech companies acquiring quality startups has brought us a ray of hope. Instead of simply copying popular ideas from smaller firms, traditional tech companies are more willing to invest or acquire startups .

Here’s a short investment report for five market movers in 2012:

1. Tencent

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Charlie Sheng

动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com