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Google is a publicly-traded multinational organization, which was built around the famous search engine. Google’s other services include OS development, browser and app development, advertising technologies, cloud computing and internet analytics.

Google was started in 1995 by two grad students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who first met at the Stanford University. In 1996 both collaborated on a project that eventually turned out to be Google. It was initially called BackRub. The creators failed to get any funding, so they started their office in a Garage in 1998, California.

Google’s main internet products include Google Play, Chrome, Android, Cloud, YouTube, Maps, Commerce, Ads and Search. The company is also known to produce hardware like Nexus, Chromebooks and Chromecast. 14% of the share of Google is owned by the Larry Page and Sergey Bin, and they manage 56% through supervoting stock. Sundar Pichai is the current CEO of Google. The company has 72000 employees as of 2016.

Google is known to be the internet giant. Mainly Google runs under the name of Alphabet Inc. and the search engine is its biggest subsidiary. Google’s per year revenue is around 89.46 billion. So, this major revenue led the company to some acquisitions. Google acquisitions go as high as 200 companies and the biggest of them all is Motorola Mobility, which the Google acquired for $12.5 billion. Most of the firms bought by Google are based in United States.

The interesting thing is that most of the services provided by Google are the result of its acquisitions. For instance, one of the first Google acquisitions, the Deja News, resulted in Google Groups, DodgeBall became Google Latitude, and JotSpot became Google Voice. It is also known that in the first half of year 2013, Google spent $1.3 billion on acquisitions. To find out other Google acquisitions, check the companies listed below:

Redux ST

Acquired by Google
on January 12, 2018
Audio
Undisclosed

HTC Mobile

Acquired by Google
on September 21, 2017
Mobile
$1.1bn

AIMatter

Acquired by Google
on August 16, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Halli Labs

Acquired by Google
on July 12, 2017
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Owlchemy Labs

Acquired by Google
on May 10, 2017
Virtual Reality
Undisclosed

AppBridge

Acquired by Google
on March 9, 2017
Productivity
Undisclosed

Kaggle

Acquired by Google
on March 8, 2017
Data Science
Undisclosed

Fabric

Acquired by Google
on January 19, 2017
Crash Analytics
Undisclosed

Limes Audio

Acquired by Google
on January 5, 2017
Voice Communication
Undisclosed

Qwiklabs

Acquired by Google
on November 21, 2016
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

LeapDroid

Acquired by Google
on November 7, 2016
Software
Undisclosed

Eyefluence

Acquired by Google
on October 24, 2016
Wearables
Undisclosed

FameBit

Acquired by Google
on October 11, 2016
Social Network
Undisclosed

Api.ai

Acquired by Google
on September 19, 2016
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Urban Engines

Acquired by Google
on September 15, 2016
Analytics
Undisclosed
Apigee

Apigee

Acquired by Google
on September 8, 2016
API Management
$625m

Orbitera, Inc.

Acquired by Google
on August 8, 2016
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

LaunchKit

Acquired by Google
on July 27, 2016
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

Kifi

Acquired by Google
on July 12, 2016
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Anvato

Acquired by Google
on July 7, 2016
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Moodstocks

Acquired by Google
on July 6, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Webpass

Acquired by Google
on June 22, 2016
ISP
Undisclosed

Synergyse

Acquired by Google
on May 1, 2016
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Pie

Acquired by Google
on February 18, 2016
Collaboration
Undisclosed

Bebop

Acquired by Google
on November 19, 2015
Enterprise Software
$380.2m

Fly Labs

Acquired by Google
on November 6, 2015
iOS
Undisclosed

Digisfera

Acquired by Google
on October 17, 2015
Digital Images
Undisclosed

Divshot

Acquired by Google
on October 13, 2015
Web Hosting
Undisclosed

Jibe Mobile

Acquired by Google
on September 30, 2015
File Sharing
Undisclosed

Oyster

Acquired by Google
on September 21, 2015
E-Learning
$30m

Pixate

Acquired by Google
on July 21, 2015
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

Agawi Inc

Acquired by Google
on June 18, 2015
EdTech
Undisclosed

Pulse.io

Acquired by Google
on May 28, 2015
Mobile
Undisclosed

Timeful

Acquired by Google
on May 4, 2015
Task Management
Undisclosed

Thrive Audio

Acquired by Google
on April 16, 2015
Audio
Undisclosed

Softcard

Acquired by Google
on March 4, 2015
Mobile Payments
Undisclosed

Apportable

Acquired by Google
on March 1, 2015
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

Toro

Acquired by Google
on February 24, 2015
Advertising Platforms
Undisclosed

Odysee

Acquired by Google
on February 8, 2015
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

Launchpad Toys

Acquired by Google
on February 3, 2015
Education
Undisclosed

Impermium

Acquired by Google
on January 15, 2015
Internet Security
Undisclosed

RelativeWave

Acquired by Google
on November 18, 2014
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

RelativeWave

Acquired by Google
on November 18, 2014
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

Vision Factory

Acquired by Google
on October 23, 2014
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Dark Blue Labs

Acquired by Google
on October 23, 2014
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Firebase

Acquired by Google
on October 21, 2014
Developer APIs
Undisclosed

Polar

Acquired by Google
on September 11, 2014
Market Research
Undisclosed

Lift Labs

Acquired by Google
on September 11, 2014
Software
Undisclosed

Zync Render

Acquired by Google
on August 26, 2014
Digital Media
Undisclosed

Jetpac

Acquired by Google
on August 15, 2014
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Emu Messenger

Acquired by Google
on August 6, 2014
Messaging
Undisclosed

Directr

Acquired by Google
on August 1, 2014
Photography
Undisclosed

drawElements

Acquired by Google
on July 23, 2014
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

CiiNOW

Acquired by Google
on July 14, 2014
3D Tech
Undisclosed

Songza

Acquired by Google
on July 1, 2014
Music
Undisclosed

Appurify

Acquired by Google
on June 25, 2014
Test and Measurement
Undisclosed

mDialog

Acquired by Google
on June 19, 2014
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Terra Bella

Acquired by Google
on June 10, 2014
Analytics
$500m

Divide

Acquired by Google
on May 20, 2014
Enterprise Software
$120m

Quest Visual

Acquired by Google
on May 16, 2014
Data Visualization
Undisclosed

Appetas

Acquired by Google
on May 7, 2014
Network Security
Undisclosed

Rangespan

Acquired by Google
on May 2, 2014
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Titan Aerospace

Acquired by Google
on April 14, 2014
Manufacturing
Undisclosed

Spider.io

Acquired by Google
on February 21, 2014
Fraud Detection
Undisclosed

SlickLogin

Acquired by Google
on February 16, 2014
Security
Undisclosed

Nest Labs

Acquired by Google
on February 7, 2014
Home Automation
$3.2bn

DeepMind

Acquired by Google
on January 26, 2014
Artificial Intelligence
$625m

Autofuss

Acquired by Google
on December 8, 2013
Product Design
Undisclosed

Bot & Dolly

Acquired by Google
on December 7, 2013
Robotics
Undisclosed

Holomni

Acquired by Google
on December 6, 2013
Robotics
Undisclosed

Meka Robotics

Acquired by Google
on December 5, 2013
Robotics
Undisclosed

Schaft

Acquired by Google
on December 2, 2013
Robotics
$20m

FlexyCore

Acquired by Google
on October 22, 2013
Software
$23m

Flutter

Acquired by Google
on October 2, 2013
Software
$40m

WIMM Labs

Acquired by Google
on August 31, 2013
Wearables
Undisclosed

Waze

Acquired by Google
on June 11, 2013
Mobile Apps
$1.3bn

Wavii

Acquired by Google
on April 23, 2013
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Behavio

Acquired by Google
on April 18, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

Talaria

Acquired by Google
on March 15, 2013
Web Development
Undisclosed

DNNresearch

Acquired by Google
on March 12, 2013
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Clever Sense

Acquired by Google
on December 13, 2011
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

RightsFlow

Acquired by Google
on December 9, 2011
Accounting
Undisclosed

Katango

Acquired by Google
on November 10, 2011
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Apture

Acquired by Google
on November 10, 2011
Blogging Platforms
Undisclosed

Zagat

Acquired by Google
on October 26, 2011
Publishing
$151m

SocialGrapple

Acquired by Google
on October 10, 2011
Analytics
Undisclosed

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