Google has acquired 212 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was FameBit on October 11, 2016

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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FameBit
acquired by Google

on October 11, 2016
Social Network
Undisclosed

Api.ai
acquired by Google

on September 19, 2016
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Urban Engines
acquired by Google

on September 15, 2016
Analytics
Undisclosed
Apigee

Apigee
acquired by Google

on September 8, 2016
API Management
$625m

Orbitera, Inc.
acquired by Google

on August 8, 2016
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

LaunchKit
acquired by Google

on July 27, 2016
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

Kifi
acquired by Google

on July 12, 2016
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Anvato
acquired by Google

on July 7, 2016
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Moodstocks
acquired by Google

on July 6, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Webpass
acquired by Google

on June 22, 2016
ISP
Undisclosed

Synergyse
acquired by Google

on May 1, 2016
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Pie
acquired by Google

on February 18, 2016
Collaboration
Undisclosed

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

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