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Google has acquired 210 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Bebop on November 19, 2015

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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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

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