Latest: December 10, 2018 - Where is my Train acquired by Google ($40M)

Google has acquired 212 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was RightsFlow on December 9, 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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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

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

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

DocVerse
Acquired by Google

on December 5, 2009
File Sharing
$25m

AppJet
Acquired by Google

on December 4, 2009
Venture Capital
Undisclosed

Teracent
Acquired by Google

on November 23, 2009
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Gizmofive
Acquired by Google

on November 9, 2009
VoIP
$30m

AdMob
Acquired by Google

on November 9, 2009
Advertising Platform
$750m
YouTube

YouTube
Acquired by Google

on October 9, 2009
Video Sharing
$1.6bn

reCAPTCHA
Acquired by Google

on September 16, 2009
Security
Undisclosed

TNC
Acquired by Google

on September 12, 2008
Web Hosting
Undisclosed

Omnisio
Acquired by Google

on July 30, 2008
File Sharing
$15m

ZAO Begun
Acquired by Google

on July 18, 2008
Advertising
$140m

Jaiku
Acquired by Google

on October 9, 2007
Mobile
$12m

Zingku
Acquired by Google

on September 27, 2007
Digital Media
Undisclosed

Tianya.cn
Acquired by Google

on August 20, 2007
Sharing Platform
Undisclosed

Postini
Acquired by Google

on July 9, 2007
Cyber Security
$625m

Zenter
Acquired by Google

on June 19, 2007
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

PeakStream
Acquired by Google

on June 5, 2007
Software
$20.3m

Panoramio
Acquired by Google

on May 31, 2007
Photosharing
Undisclosed

GreenBorder
Acquired by Google

on May 29, 2007
Internet
Undisclosed

FeedBurner
Acquired by Google

on May 23, 2007
Blogging Platforms
$100m

Marratech
Acquired by Google

on April 19, 2007
Software
Undisclosed

Tonic Systems
Acquired by Google

on April 17, 2007
Web Development
Undisclosed
DoubleClick

DoubleClick
Acquired by Google

on April 13, 2007
Online Advertising
$3.1bn

Trendalyzer
Acquired by Google

on March 16, 2007
Statistics
Undisclosed

Adscape
Acquired by Google

on February 16, 2007
Advertising
$23m

Endoxon
Acquired by Google

on December 18, 2006
IT
$28m

JotSpot
Acquired by Google

on October 31, 2006
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

Neven Vision
Acquired by Google

on August 15, 2006
Software
Undisclosed

Orion
Acquired by Google

on April 9, 2006
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Upstartle
Acquired by Google

on March 9, 2006
Software
Undisclosed

Measure Map
Acquired by Google

on February 14, 2006
Analytics
Undisclosed

bruNET
Acquired by Google

on December 31, 2005
Mobile
Undisclosed

allPAY
Acquired by Google

on December 31, 2005
Payments
Undisclosed

Phatbits
Acquired by Google

on December 27, 2005
Widget Engine
Undisclosed

Akwan IT
Acquired by Google

on November 17, 2005
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Skia
Acquired by Google

on November 9, 2005
Graphic Design
Undisclosed

Android
Acquired by Google

on August 16, 2005
Mobile
$50m

Dodgeball
Acquired by Google

on May 12, 2005
Mobile Devices
Undisclosed

Reqwireless
Acquired by Google

on January 1, 2005
Wireless
Undisclosed

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