List of mergers and acquisitions by Google

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Google is a computer software and a web search engine company that has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week since 2010.[1] The table below is an incomplete list of acquisitions, with each acquisition listed being for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between Google and the acquisition subject. The price of each acquisition is listed in US dollars because Google is headquartered in the United States. If the price of an acquisition is unlisted, then it is undisclosed. If the Google service that is derived from the acquired company is known, then it is also listed here.

Google has acquired over 100 companies, with its largest acquisition being the purchase of Motorola Mobility, a mobile device manufacturing company, for $12.5 billion. Most of the firms acquired by Google are based in the United States, and, in turn, most of these are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. To date, Google has divested itself of three [2] business units: Frommers, which was sold back to Arthur Frommer in April 2012;[3] SketchUp, which was sold to Trimble in April 2012;[4] and Google Radio Automation, which was sold to WideOrbit in 2009.[5]

Many Google products originated as services provided by companies that Google has since acquired. For example, Google's first acquisition was the Usenet company Deja News, and its services became Google Groups. Similarly, Google acquired Dodgeball, a social networking service company, and eventually replaced it with Google Latitude. Other acquisitions include web application company JotSpot, which became Google Sites; Voice over IP company GrandCentral, which became Google Voice; and video hosting service company Next New Networks, which became YouTube Next Lab and Audience Development Group.

Following the acquisition of Israel-based startup Waze in June 2013, Google submitted a "10-Q" filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) that revealed that the corporation spent US$1.3 billion on acquisitions during the first half of 2013, with US$966 million of that total going to Waze.[6]

Acquisitions[edit]

NumberAcquisition dateCompanyBusinessCountryPriceUsed as or integrated withRef(s).
1February 12, 2001DejaUsenet USAGoogle Groups[7]
2September 20, 2001OutrideWeb search engine USAGoogle Personalized Search[8]
3February 2003Pyra LabsWeblog software USABlogger[9]
4April 2003Neotonic SoftwareCustomer relationship management USAGoogle Groups, Gmail[10]
5April 2003Applied SemanticsOnline advertising USA$102,000,000AdSense, AdWords[11]
6September 30, 2003KaltixWeb search engine USAiGoogle[12]
7October 2003SprinksOnline advertising USAAdSense, AdWords[13]
8October 2003Genius LabsBlogging USABlogger[14]
9May 10, 2004Ignite LogicHTML editor USAGoogle Sites[15]
10July 13, 2004PicasaImage organizer USAPicasa, Blogger[16]
11September 2004ZipDashTraffic analysis USAGoogle Maps[17]
12October 2004Where2Map analysis AUSGoogle Maps[18]
13October 27, 2004Keyhole, IncMap analysis USAGoogle Maps, Google Earth[19]
14March 28, 2005Urchin Software CorporationWeb analytics USAGoogle Analytics[20]
15May 12, 2005DodgeballSocial networking service USAGoogle Latitude[21]
16July 19, 2005Akwan Information TechnologiesSearch engines BRAInternet backbone[22]
17July 2005ReqwirelessMobile browser CANGoogle Mobile[23]
18July 7, 2005Current Communications GroupBroadband Internet access USA$100,000,000Internet backbone[24]
19August 17, 2005AndroidMobile software USA$50,000,000Android[25][26]
20November 2005SkiaGraphics software USAAndroid, Google Chrome[27]
21December 27, 2005PhatbitsWidget engine USAGoogle Desktop[28]
22December 31, 2005allPAY GmbHMobile software GERGoogle Mobile[29]
23December 31, 2005bruNET GmbHMobile software GERGoogle Mobile[29]
24January 17, 2006dMarc BroadcastingAdvertising USA$102,000,000AdSense[30]
25February 14, 2006Measure MapWeblog software USAGoogle Analytics[31]
26March 9, 2006UpstartleWord processor USAGoogle Docs[32]
27March 14, 2006@Last Software3D modeling software USAGoogle Sketchup[33]
28April 9, 2006OrionWeb search engine AUSGoogle Search[34]
29June 1, 20062Web TechnologiesOnline spreadsheets USAGoogle Spreadsheet[35][36]
30August 15, 2006Neven Vision Germany GmbHComputer vision GERPicasa, Google Goggles[37]
31October 9, 2006YouTubeVideo sharing USA$1,650,000,000YouTube[38][39]
32October 31, 2006JotSpotWeb application USAGoogle Sites[40]
33December 18, 2006EndoxonMapping  CHE$28,000,000Google Maps[41]
34February 16, 2007AdscapeIn-game advertising USA$23,000,000AdSense[42]
35March 16, 2007TrendalyzerStatistical software SWEGoogle Analytics[43]
36April 17, 2007Tonic SystemsPresentation program USAGoogle Docs[44]
37April 19, 2007MarratechVideoconferencing SWE$15,000,000Google Talk, Google Hangouts[45]
38April 13, 2007DoubleClickOnline advertising USA$3,100,000,000AdSense[46][47][48]
39May 11, 2007GreenBorderComputer security USAGoogle Chrome[49]
40June 1, 2007PanoramioPhoto sharing ESPPanoramio[50]
41June 3, 2007FeedBurnerWeb feed USA$100,000,000FeedBurner[51]
42June 5, 2007PeakStreamParallel processing USAAndroid[52]
43June 19, 2007ZenterPresentation program USAGoogle Docs[53]
44July 2, 2007GrandCentralVoice over IP USA$45,000,000Google Voice[54][55]
45July 20, 2007ImageAmericaAerial photography USAGoogle Maps[56]
46July 9, 2007PostiniCommunications security USA$625,000,000Gmail[57]
47September 27, 2007ZingkuSocial networking service USAGoogle Mobile[58]
48October 9, 2007JaikuMicroblogging FINGoogle Mobile[59]
49July 30, 2008OmnisioOnline video USA$15,000,000YouTube[60]
50September 12, 2008TNCWeblog software KORBlogger[61]
51August 5, 2009On2Video compression USA$133,000,000WebM, YouTube[62]
52September 16, 2009reCAPTCHASecurity USAGoogle Books[63]
53November 9, 2009AdMobMobile advertising USA$750,000,000DoubleClick, Invite Media[64]
54November 9, 2009Gizmo5Voice over IP USA$30,000,000Google Talk, Google Hangouts[65]
55November 23, 2009TeracentOnline advertising USAAdSense[66]
56December 4, 2009AppJetCollaborative real-time editor USAGoogle Wave, Google Docs[67]
57February 12, 2010AardvarkSocial search USA$50,000,000Aardvark[68]
58February 17, 2010reMailEmail search USAGmail[69]
59March 1, 2010PicnikPhoto editing USAPicasa[70][71]
60March 5, 2010DocVerseMicrosoft Office files sharing site USA$25,000,000Google Docs[72]
61April 2, 2010EpisodicOnline video platform start-up USAYouTube[73]
62April 12, 2010PlinkArtVisual search engine UKGoogle Goggles[74]
63April 20, 2010AgniluxServer CPUs USAAndroid[75]
64April 27, 2010LabPixiesGadgets ISRiGoogle, Android[76]
65April 30, 2010BumpTopDesktop environment CAN$30,000,000Android[77]
66May 18, 2010Global IP SolutionsVideo and audio compression US$68,200,000WebRTC[78]
67May 20, 2010Simplify MediaMusic streaming USAndroid[79]
68May 21, 2010Ruba.comTravel USAGoogle[80]
69June 3, 2010Invite MediaAdvertising USA$81,000,000DoubleClick[81]
70July 1, 2010ITA SoftwareTravel technology USA$676,000,000Google Flights[82]
71July 16, 2010MetawebSemantic search USAGoogle Search[83]
72August 2010ZetawireMobile payment, NFC CANAndroid, Google Wallet, Google Checkout[84]
73August 4, 2010InstantiationsJava/Eclipse/AJAX developer tools USAGoogle Web Toolkit[85][86]
74August 5, 2010Slide.comSocial gaming USA$228,000,000Google+, Orkut, Google Play[87]
75August 10, 2010JamboolSocial Gold payment USA$70,000,000Google+, Orkut[88]
76August 15, 2010Like.comVisual search engine USA$100,000,000Google Offers[89][90]
77August 30, 2010AngstroSocial networking service USAGoogle, Google Alert[91]
78August 30, 2010SocialDeck, Inc.Social gaming CANGoogle, Google+[92]
79September 13, 2010QuikseeOnline video ISR$10,000,000Google Maps[93]
80September 28, 2010PlannrSchedule management USAGoogle+[94][95]
81October 1, 2010BlindTypeTouch typing GREAndroid[96][97]
82December 3, 2010Phonetic ArtsSpeech synthesis UKGoogle Voice, Google Translate[98]
83December 3, 2010Widevine TechnologiesDRM USAGoogle TV[99]
84January 13, 2011eBook TechnologiesE-book USAGoogle Books[100]
85January 25, 2011SayNowVoice recognition USAGoogle Voice[101]
86January 26, 2011fflickSocial networking service USA$10,000,000YouTube[102][103]
87March 1, 2011ZynamicsSecurity GERGoogle[104][105]
88March 7, 2011BeatThatQuote.comPrice comparison service UK£37,700,000Google Advisor[106][107]
89March 7, 2011Next New NetworksOnline video USAYouTube[108]
90March 16, 2011Green Parrot PicturesDigital video IRLYouTube[109]
91April 8, 2011PushLifeService provider CAN$25,000,000Google[110]
92April 26, 2011TalkBinMobile software USAAndroid[111]
93May 23, 2011SparkbuyProduct search USAGoogle Shopping[112]
94June 3, 2011PostRankSocial media analytics service CANGoogle[113]
95June 9, 2011AdmeldOnline advertising USA$400,000,000DoubleClick, Invite Media[114][115]
96June 18, 2011SageTVMedia center USAGoogleTV
97July 8, 2011PunchdLoyalty program USAGoogle Offers[116][117]
98July 21, 2011FridgeSocial groups USAGoogle+[118]
99July 23, 2011PittPattFacial recognition system USAAndroid[119][120]
100August 1, 2011DealmapOne deal a day service USAGoogle Offers[121]
101August 15, 2011Motorola MobilityMobile device manufacturer USA$12,500,000,000Android, Google TV, Patent portfolio[122]
102September 7, 2011Zave NetworksDigital coupons USAGoogle Offers[123]
103September 8, 2011ZagatRestaurant reviews USA$151,000,000Google Places, Google Maps[124][125][126]
104September 19, 2011DailyDealOne deal a day service GER$114,000,000Google Offers[127]
105October 11, 2011SocialGrappleSocial media analytics service CANGoogle+[128]
106November 10, 2011AptureInstantaneous search USAGoogle Search[129]
107November 14, 2011KatangoSocial circle organization USAGoogle+[130]
108December 9, 2011RightsFlowMusic rights management USAYouTube[131]
109December 13, 2011Clever SenseMobile apps USAAndroid[132]
110March 16, 2012Milk, IncSocial networking service USAGoogle+[133]
111April 2, 2012TxViaOnline Payment USAGoogle Wallet, Google Checkout[134]
112June 4, 2012MeeboInstant Messaging USA$100,000,000Google Hangouts[135]
113June 5, 2012QuickofficeProductivity Suite USAGoogle Docs[136]
114July 20, 2012SparrowMobile apps FRA$25,000,000Gmail[137][138][139]
1152012WIMM LabsAndroid powered smartwatches USAAndroid[140]
116August 1, 2012Wildfire InteractiveSocial media marketing USA$450,000,000Google, Google+[141]
117September 7, 2012VirusTotal.comSecurity ESPGoogle[142][143]
118September 17, 2012Nik Software, Inc.Photography USAGoogle, Android[144][145][146]
119October 1, 2012ViewdleFacial recognition UKR$45,000,000Android[147][148]
120November 28, 2012Incentive Targeting Inc.Digital coupons USAGoogle Offers[149][150]
121November 30, 2012BufferBoxPackage delivery CAN$17,000,000Google Shopping, Android[151][152]
122February 6, 2013Channel IntelligenceProduct ecommerce USA$125,000,000Google Shopping
123March 12, 2013DNNresearch Inc.Deep Neural Networks CANGoogle, Google X[153]
124March 15, 2013Talaria TechnologiesCloud computing USAGoogle Cloud[154]
125April 12, 2013BehavioSocial Prediction USAGoogle Now[155]
126April 23, 2013WaviiNatural Language Processing USA$30,000,000Google Knowledge Graph[156]
127May 23, 2013Makani PowerAirborne wind turbines USAGoogle X[157]
128June 11, 2013WazeGPS navigation software ISR$966,000,000Google Maps[6]
129September 16, 2013BumpMobile software USAAndroid[158]
130October 2, 2013FlutterGesture recognition technology USA$40,000,000Google, Android, Google X[159]
131October 22, 2013FlexyCoreDroidBooster App for Android FRA$23,000,000Android[160]
132December 2, 2013Schaft.incHumanoid robots JPNGoogle X[161]
133December 3, 2013Industrial PerceptionComputer Vision USAGoogle X[161]
134December 4, 2013Redwood RoboticsRobotic Arms USAGoogle X[161]
135December 5, 2013Meka RoboticsRobots USAGoogle X[161]
136December 6, 2013HolomniRobotic wheels USAGoogle X[161]
137December 7, 2013Bot & DollyRobotic cameras USAGoogle X[161]
138December 8, 2013AutofussAds and Design USAGoogle X[161]
139December 10, 2013Boston DynamicsRobotics USAGoogle X[162][161]
140January 4, 2014BitspinTimely App for Android  CHEAndroid[163]
141January 13, 2014NestHome automation USA$3,200,000,000[164][165]
142January 15, 2014ImpermiumInternet security USAGoogle[166]
143January 26, 2014DeepMind TechnologiesArtificial Intelligence UK$650,000,000Google X[167]

See also[edit]

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