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Google has acquired 210 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Widevine Technologies on December 3, 2010

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:

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Phonetic Arts
Acquired by Google

on December 3, 2010
Software
Undisclosed

BlindType
Acquired by Google

on October 1, 2010
Mobile
Undisclosed

Plannr
Acquired by Google

on September 28, 2010
Mobile
Undisclosed

Quiksee
Acquired by Google

on September 14, 2010
Digital Media
Undisclosed

SocialDeck
Acquired by Google

on August 30, 2010
Social Media
Undisclosed

Angstro
Acquired by Google

on August 27, 2010
Social Network
Undisclosed

Like.com
Acquired by Google

on August 20, 2010
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Zetawire
Acquired by Google

on August 13, 2010
Payments
Undisclosed

Jambool
Acquired by Google

on August 9, 2010
E-Commerce
$70m

Slide
Acquired by Google

on August 6, 2010
Tools
$182m

Instantiations
Acquired by Google

on August 4, 2010
Semiconductor
Undisclosed

Freebase
Acquired by Google

on July 16, 2010
Communities
Undisclosed

Invite Media
Acquired by Google

on June 2, 2010
Advertising
$81m

Ruba
Acquired by Google

on May 21, 2010
Travel
Undisclosed

Simplify Media
Acquired by Google

on May 20, 2010
Digital Media
Undisclosed

BumpTop
Acquired by Google

on May 2, 2010
3D Tech
Undisclosed

LabPixies
Acquired by Google

on April 27, 2010
Mobile Devices
$25m

Agnilux
Acquired by Google

on April 20, 2010
Undisclosed

Plink Search
Acquired by Google

on April 12, 2010
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Plink Solutions
Acquired by Google

on April 12, 2010
Consulting
Undisclosed

Episodic
Acquired by Google

on April 2, 2010
Broadcasting
Undisclosed

Picnik
Acquired by Google

on March 1, 2010
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

reMail
Acquired by Google

on February 17, 2010
Email
Undisclosed

Aardvark
Acquired by Google

on February 11, 2010
Search Engine
$50m

SayNow
Acquired by Google

on January 25, 2010
Social Network
Undisclosed

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