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Google has acquired 210 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was RelativeWave on November 18, 2014

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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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

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