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 150 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 $1.3 billion on acquisitions during the first half of 2013, with $966 million of that total going to Waze.[6]

Acquisitions[edit]

Number Acquisition date Company Business Country Price Used as or integrated with Ref(s).
1 February 12, 2001 Deja Usenet  USA  — Google Groups [7]
2 September 20, 2001 Outride Web search engine  USA  — Google Personalized Search [8]
3 February 2003 Pyra Labs Weblog software  USA Blogger [9]
4 April 2003 Neotonic Software Customer relationship management  USA Google Groups, Gmail [10]
5 April 2003 Applied Semantics Online advertising  USA $102,000,000 AdSense, AdWords [11]
6 September 30, 2003 Kaltix Web search engine  USA iGoogle [12]
7 October 2003 Sprinks Online advertising  USA AdSense, AdWords [13]
8 October 2003 Genius Labs Blogging  USA Blogger [14]
9 May 10, 2004 Ignite Logic HTML editor  USA Google Sites [15]
10 July 13, 2004 Picasa Image organizer  USA Picasa, Blogger [16]
11 September 2004 ZipDash Traffic analysis  USA Google Maps [17]
12 October 2004 Where2 Map analysis  AUS Google Maps [18]
13 October 27, 2004 Keyhole, Inc Map analysis  USA Google Maps, Google Earth [19]
14 March 28, 2005 Urchin Software Corporation Web analytics  USA Google Analytics [20]
15 May 12, 2005 Dodgeball Social networking service  USA Google Latitude [21]
16 July 19, 2005 Akwan Information Technologies Search engines  BRA Internet backbone [22]
17 July 2005 Reqwireless Mobile browser  CAN Google Mobile [23]
18 July 7, 2005 Current Communications Group Broadband Internet access  USA $100,000,000 Internet backbone [24]
19 August 17, 2005 Android Mobile software  USA $50,000,000 Android [25][26]
20 November 2005 Skia Graphics software  USA Android, Google Chrome [27]
21 December 27, 2005 Phatbits Widget engine  USA Google Desktop [28]
22 December 31, 2005 allPAY GmbH Mobile software  GER Google Mobile [29]
23 December 31, 2005 bruNET GmbH Mobile software  GER Google Mobile [29]
24 January 17, 2006 dMarc Broadcasting Advertising  USA $102,000,000 AdSense [30]
25 February 14, 2006 Measure Map Weblog software  USA Google Analytics [31]
26 March 9, 2006 Upstartle Word processor  USA Google Docs [32]
27 March 14, 2006 @Last Software 3D modeling software  USA Google Sketchup [33]
28 April 9, 2006 Orion Web search engine  AUS Google Search [34]
29 June 1, 2006 2Web Technologies Online spreadsheets  USA Google Spreadsheet [35][36]
30 August 15, 2006 Neven Vision Germany GmbH Computer vision  GER Picasa, Google Goggles [37]
31 October 9, 2006 YouTube Video sharing  USA $1,650,000,000 YouTube [38][39]
32 October 31, 2006 JotSpot Web application  USA Google Sites [40]
33 December 18, 2006 Endoxon Mapping   CHE $28,000,000 Google Maps [41]
34 February 16, 2007 Adscape In-game advertising  USA $23,000,000 AdSense [42]
35 March 16, 2007 Trendalyzer Statistical software  SWE Google Analytics [43]
36 April 17, 2007 Tonic Systems Presentation program  USA Google Docs [44]
37 April 19, 2007 Marratech Videoconferencing  SWE $15,000,000 Google Talk, Google Hangouts [45]
38 April 13, 2007 DoubleClick Online advertising  USA $3,100,000,000 AdSense [46][47][48]
39 May 11, 2007 GreenBorder Computer security  USA Google Chrome [49]
40 June 1, 2007 Panoramio Photo sharing  ESP Panoramio [50]
41 June 3, 2007 FeedBurner Web feed  USA $100,000,000 FeedBurner [51]
42 June 5, 2007 PeakStream Parallel processing  USA Android [52]
43 June 19, 2007 Zenter Presentation program  USA Google Docs [53]
44 July 2, 2007 GrandCentral Voice over IP  USA $45,000,000 Google Voice [54][55]
45 July 20, 2007 ImageAmerica Aerial photography  USA Google Maps [56]
46 July 9, 2007 Postini Communications security  USA $625,000,000 Gmail [57]
47 September 27, 2007 Zingku Social networking service  USA Google Mobile [58]
48 October 9, 2007 Jaiku Microblogging  FIN Google Mobile [59]
49 July 30, 2008 Omnisio Online video  USA $15,000,000 YouTube [60]
50 September 12, 2008 TNC Weblog software  KOR Blogger [61]
51 August 5, 2009 On2 Video compression  USA $133,000,000 WebM, YouTube [62]
52 September 16, 2009 reCAPTCHA Security  USA Google Books [63]
53 November 9, 2009 AdMob Mobile advertising  USA $750,000,000 DoubleClick, Invite Media [64]
54 November 9, 2009 Gizmo5 Voice over IP  USA $30,000,000 Google Talk, Google Hangouts [65]
55 November 23, 2009 Teracent Online advertising  USA AdSense [66]
56 December 4, 2009 AppJet Collaborative real-time editor  USA Google Wave, Google Docs [67]
57 February 12, 2010 Aardvark Social search  USA $50,000,000 Aardvark [68]
58 February 17, 2010 reMail Email search  USA Gmail [69]
59 March 1, 2010 Picnik Photo editing  USA Picasa [70][71]
60 March 5, 2010 DocVerse Microsoft Office files sharing site  USA $25,000,000 Google Docs [72]
61 April 2, 2010 Episodic Online video platform start-up  USA YouTube [73]
62 April 12, 2010 PlinkArt Visual search engine  UK Google Goggles [74]
63 April 20, 2010 Agnilux Server CPUs  USA Android [75]
64 April 27, 2010 LabPixies Gadgets  ISR iGoogle, Android [76]
65 April 30, 2010 BumpTop Desktop environment  CAN $30,000,000 Android [77]
66 May 18, 2010 Global IP Solutions Video and audio compression  US $68,200,000 WebRTC [78]
67 May 20, 2010 Simplify Media Music streaming  US Android [79]
68 May 21, 2010 Ruba.com Travel  USA Google [80]
69 June 3, 2010 Invite Media Advertising  USA $81,000,000 DoubleClick [81]
70 July 1, 2010 ITA Software Travel technology  USA $676,000,000 Google Flights [82]
71 July 16, 2010 Metaweb Semantic search  USA Google Search [83]
72 August 2010 Zetawire Mobile payment, NFC  CAN Android, Google Wallet, Google Checkout [84]
73 August 4, 2010 Instantiations Java/Eclipse/AJAX developer tools  USA Google Web Toolkit [85][86]
74 August 5, 2010 Slide.com Social gaming  USA $228,000,000 Google+, Orkut, Google Play [87]
75 August 10, 2010 Jambool Social Gold payment  USA $70,000,000 Google+, Orkut [88]
76 August 15, 2010 Like.com Visual search engine  USA $100,000,000 Google Offers [89][90]
77 August 30, 2010 Angstro Social networking service  USA Google, Google Alert [91]
78 August 30, 2010 SocialDeck, Inc. Social gaming  CAN Google, Google+ [92]
79 September 13, 2010 Quiksee Online video  ISR $10,000,000 Google Maps [93]
80 September 28, 2010 Plannr Schedule management  USA Google+ [94][95]
81 October 1, 2010 BlindType Touch typing  GRE Android [96][97]
82 December 3, 2010 Phonetic Arts Speech synthesis  UK Google Voice, Google Translate [98]
83 December 3, 2010 Widevine Technologies DRM  USA Google TV [99]
84 January 13, 2011 eBook Technologies E-book  USA Google Books [100]
85 January 25, 2011 SayNow Voice recognition  USA Google Voice [101]
86 January 26, 2011 fflick Social networking service  USA $10,000,000 YouTube [102][103]
87 March 1, 2011 Zynamics Security  GER Google [104][105]
88 March 7, 2011 BeatThatQuote.com Price comparison service  UK $65,000,000 Google Advisor [106][107]
89 March 7, 2011 Next New Networks Online video  USA YouTube [108]
90 March 16, 2011 Green Parrot Pictures Digital video  IRL YouTube [109]
91 April 8, 2011 PushLife Service provider  CAN $25,000,000 Google [110]
92 April 26, 2011 TalkBin Mobile software  USA Android [111]
93 May 23, 2011 Sparkbuy Product search  USA Google Shopping [112]
94 June 3, 2011 PostRank Social media analytics service  CAN Google [113]
95 June 9, 2011 Admeld Online advertising  USA $400,000,000 DoubleClick, Invite Media [114][115]
96 June 18, 2011 SageTV Media center  USA Google TV, Google Fiber [116]
97 July 8, 2011 Punchd Loyalty program  USA Google Offers [117][118]
98 July 21, 2011 Fridge Social groups  USA Google+ [119]
99 July 23, 2011 PittPatt Facial recognition system  USA Android [120][121]
100 August 1, 2011 Dealmap One deal a day service  USA Google Offers [122]
101 August 15, 2011 Motorola Mobility Mobile device manufacturer  USA $12,500,000,000 Android, Google TV, Patent portfolio [123]
102 September 7, 2011 Zave Networks Digital coupons  USA Google Offers [124]
103 September 8, 2011 Zagat Restaurant reviews  USA $151,000,000 Google Places, Google Maps [125][126][127]
104 September 19, 2011 DailyDeal One deal a day service  GER $114,000,000 Google Offers [128]
105 October 11, 2011 SocialGrapple Social media analytics service  CAN Google+ [129]
106 November 10, 2011 Apture Instantaneous search  USA Google Search [130]
107 November 14, 2011 Katango Social circle organization  USA Google+ [131]
108 December 9, 2011 RightsFlow Music rights management  USA YouTube [132]
109 December 13, 2011 Clever Sense Mobile apps  USA Android [133]
110 March 16, 2012 Milk, Inc Social networking service  USA Google+ [134]
111 April 2, 2012 TxVia Online Payment  USA Google Wallet, Google Checkout [135]
112 June 4, 2012 Meebo Instant Messaging  USA $100,000,000 Google Hangouts [136]
113 June 5, 2012 Quickoffice Productivity Suite  USA Google Docs [137]
114 July 20, 2012 Sparrow Mobile apps  FRA $25,000,000 Gmail [138][139][140]
115 2012 WIMM Labs Android powered smartwatches  USA Android [141]
116 August 1, 2012 Wildfire Interactive Social media marketing  USA $450,000,000 Google, Google+ [142]
117 September 7, 2012 VirusTotal.com Security  ESP Google [143][144]
118 September 17, 2012 Nik Software, Inc. Photography  USA Google, Android [145][146][147]
119 October 1, 2012 Viewdle Facial recognition  UKR $45,000,000 Android [148][149]
120 November 28, 2012 Incentive Targeting Inc. Digital coupons  USA Google Offers [150][151]
121 November 30, 2012 BufferBox Package delivery  CAN $17,000,000 Google Shopping, Android [152][153]
122 February 6, 2013 Channel Intelligence Product ecommerce  USA $125,000,000 Google Shopping [154]
123 March 12, 2013 DNNresearch Inc. Deep Neural Networks  CAN Google, Google X [155]
124 March 15, 2013 Talaria Technologies Cloud computing  USA Google Cloud [156]
125 April 12, 2013 Behavio Social Prediction  USA Google Now [157]
126 April 23, 2013 Wavii Natural Language Processing  USA $30,000,000 Google Knowledge Graph [158]
127 May 23, 2013 Makani Power Airborne wind turbines  USA Google X [159]
128 June 11, 2013 Waze GPS navigation software  ISR $966,000,000 Google Maps [6]
129 September 16, 2013 Bump Mobile software  USA Android [160]
130 October 2, 2013 Flutter Gesture recognition technology  USA $40,000,000 Google, Android, Google X [161]
131 October 22, 2013 FlexyCore DroidBooster App for Android  FRA $23,000,000 Android [162]
132 December 2, 2013 SCHAFT, Inc. Robotics, humanoid robots  JPN Google X [163]
133 December 3, 2013 Industrial Perception Robotic arms, computer vision  USA Google X [163]
134 December 4, 2013 Redwood Robotics Robotic arms  USA Google X [163]
135 December 5, 2013 Meka Robotics Robots  USA Google X [163]
136 December 6, 2013 Holomni Robotic wheels  USA Google X [163]
137 December 7, 2013 Bot & Dolly Robotic cameras  USA Google X [163]
138 December 8, 2013 Autofuss Ads and Design  USA Google X [163]
139 December 10, 2013 Boston Dynamics Robotics  USA Google X [163][164]
140 January 4, 2014 Bitspin Timely App for Android   CHE Android [165]
141 January 13, 2014 Nest Labs, Inc Home automation  USA $3,200,000,000 Google [166][167]
142 January 15, 2014 Impermium Internet security  USA Google [168]
143 January 26, 2014 DeepMind Technologies Artificial Intelligence  UK $650,000,000 Google X [169]
144 February 16, 2014 SlickLogin Internet Security  ISR Google [170]
145 February 21, 2014 spider.io Anti ad-fraud  UK DoubleClick, Adsense [171]
146 March 12, 2014 GreenThrottle Gadgets  USA Android [172][173]
147 April 14, 2014 Titan Aerospace High-altitude UAVs  USA Project Loon [174][175][176]
148 May 2, 2014 Rangespan E-commerce  UK Google Shopping [177]
149 May 6, 2014 Adometry Online advertising attribution  US Google [178]
150 May 7, 2014 Appetas Restaurant website creation  US Google [179]
151 May 7, 2014 Stackdriver Cloud computing  US Google Cloud [180]
152 May 7, 2014 MyEnergy Online Utility Usage Monitor  US Nest Labs [181]
153 May 16, 2014 Quest Visual Augmented Reality  US Code Project, Google Translate [182]
154 May 19, 2014 Divide Device Manager  US Android [183]
155 June 10, 2014 Skybox Imaging Satellite  US $500,000,000 Google Maps, Project Loon [184]
156 June 19, 2014 mDialog Online advertising  CAN DoubleClick [185]
157 June 19, 2014 Alpental Technologies Wireless Technology  US Google [186]
158 June 20, 2014 Dropcam Home Monitoring  US $555,000,000 Nest Labs [187]
159 June 25, 2014 Appurify Mobile Device Cloud, Testing Services  US Google Cloud [188]
160 July 1, 2014 Songza Music streaming  US Google Play [189]
161 July 23, 2014 drawElements Graphics compatibility testing  FIN Android [190]

See also[edit]

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