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Google has acquired 210 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Clever Sense on December 13, 2011

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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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

DailyDeal
Acquired by Google

on September 19, 2011
Coupons
Undisclosed

Zave Networks
Acquired by Google

on September 2, 2011
Mobile
Undisclosed

The Dealmap
Acquired by Google

on August 1, 2011
Search Engine
$30m

PittPatt
Acquired by Google

on July 22, 2011
Software
Undisclosed

Fridge
Acquired by Google

on July 21, 2011
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

JustSpotted
Acquired by Google

on July 20, 2011
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Punchd
Acquired by Google

on July 11, 2011
Mobile
Undisclosed

SageTV
Acquired by Google

on June 19, 2011
Digital Entertainment
Undisclosed

PostRank
Acquired by Google

on June 3, 2011
Analytics
Undisclosed

Admeld
Acquired by Google

on June 1, 2011
Auctions
$400m

Sparkbuy
Acquired by Google

on May 23, 2011
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

modu
Acquired by Google

on May 20, 2011
Wireless
$4.9m

TalkBin
Acquired by Google

on April 25, 2011
Messaging
Undisclosed

Numovis Inc
Acquired by Google

on April 25, 2011
IT
Undisclosed

ITA Software
Acquired by Google

on April 13, 2011
Online Auctions
$700m

PushLife
Acquired by Google

on April 8, 2011
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

zynamics
Acquired by Google

on March 1, 2011
Security
Undisclosed

fflick
Acquired by Google

on January 25, 2011
Social Media
$10m

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