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Google is a computer software and a web search engine company. Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between Google and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in US dollars because Google is headquartered in the United States. If the value of an acquisition is not listed, then it is undisclosed. If the Google service that is derived from the acquired company is known, then it is also listed here.

As of March 2008, Google's largest acquisition is the purchase of DoubleClick, an online advertising company, for US$3.1 billion. Because of the size of the acquisition, United States antitrust regulators took nearly a year to investigate the deal and clear it for approval. The majority of the companies acquired by Google are based in the United States, and in turn, a large percentage of these companies are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. As of November 2009, Google has acquired 59 companies.

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Acquisitions

Number Acquisition date Company Business Country Value (USD) Used as / Integrated with References
1 02001-02-12 February 12, 2001 Deja Usenet  USA Google Groups [1]
2 02001-09-20 September 20, 2001 Outride Web search engine  USA Google Personalized Search (iGoogle) [2]
3 02003-02 February 2003 Pyra Labs Weblog software  USA Blogger [3]
4 02003-04 April 2003 Neotonic Software Customer relationship management  USA Google Groups, Gmail [4]
5 02003-04 April 2003 Applied Semantics Online advertising  USA $&0000000102000000.000000102,000,000 AdSense, AdWords [5]
6 02003-09-30 September 30, 2003 Kaltix Web search engine  USA iGoogle [6]
7 02003-10 October 2003 Sprinks Online advertising  USA AdSense, AdWords [7]
8 02003-10 October 2003 Genius Labs Blogging  USA Blogger [8]
9 02004-05-10 May 10, 2004 Ignite Logic HTML editor  USA [9]
10 02004-06-23 June 23, 2004 BaiduA Chinese language search engine  CHN $&0000000005000000.0000005,000,000 Baidu [10]
11 02004-07-13 July 13, 2004 Picasa Image organizer  USA Picasa, Blogger [11]
12 02004-09 September 2004 ZipDash Traffic analysis  USA Google Maps for Mobile [12]
13 02004-10 October 2004 Where2 Map analysis  AUS Google Maps [13]
14 02004-10-27 October 27, 2004 Keyhole, Inc Map analysis  USA Google Maps, Google Earth [14]
15 02005-03-28 March 28, 2005 Urchin Software Corporation Web analytics  USA Google Analytics [15]
16 02005-05-12 May 12, 2005 Dodgeball Social networking service  USA Google Latitude [16]
17 02005-07 July 2005 Reqwireless Mobile browser  CAN Google Mobile [17]
18 02005-07-07 July 7, 2005 Current Communications Group Broadband internet access  USA $&0000000100000000.000000100,000,000 Internet backbone [18]
19 02005-08-17 August 17, 2005 Android Mobile software  USA Android [19]
20 02005-11 November 2005 Skia Graphics software  USA Android, Google Chrome Browser [20]
21 02005-11-17 November 17, 2005 Akwan Information Technologies Search Engines  BRA Internet backbone [21]
22 02005-12-20 December 20, 2005 AOLB Broadband internet access  USA $&0000001000000000.0000001,000,000,000 [22]
23 02005-12-27 December 27, 2005 Phatbits Widget engine  USA Google Desktop [23]
24 02005-12-31 December 31, 2005 allPAY GmbH Mobile software  GER Google Mobile [24]
25 02005-12-31 December 31, 2005 bruNET GmbH Mobile software  GER Google Mobile [24]
26 02006-01-17 January 17, 2006 dMarc Broadcasting Advertising  USA $&0000000102000000.000000102,000,000 AdSense [25]
27 02006-02-14 February 14, 2006 Measure Map Weblog software  USA Google Analytics [26]
28 02006-03-09 March 9, 2006 Upstartle Word processor  USA Google Documents [27]
29 02006-03-14 March 14, 2006 @Last Software 3D modeling software  USA Google Sketchup [28]
30 02006-04-09 April 9, 2006 Orion Web search engine  AUS Google Search [29]
31 02006-06-01 June 1, 2006 2Web Technologies Online spreadsheets  USA Google Spreadsheet [30][31]
32 02006-08-15 August 15, 2006 Neven Vision Computer vision  USA Picasa [32]
33 02006-10-09 October 9, 2006 YouTube Video sharing  USA $&0000001650000000.0000001,650,000,000 YouTube [33][34]
34 02006-10-31 October 31, 2006 JotSpot Web application  USA Google Sites [35]
35 02006-12-18 December 18, 2006 Endoxon Mapping  CHE $&0000000028000000.00000028,000,000 Google Maps [36]
36 02007-01-04 January 4, 2007 XunleiC File sharing  CHN $&0000000005000000.0000005,000,000 [37]
37 02007-02-16 February 16, 2007 Adscape In-game advertising  USA $&0000000023000000.00000023,000,000 AdSense [38]
38 02007-03-16 March 16, 2007 Trendalyzer Statistical software  SWE Google Analytics [39]
39 02007-04-17 April 17, 2007 Tonic Systems Presentation program  USA Google Documents [40]
40 02007-04-19 April 19, 2007 Marratech Videoconferencing  SWE Google Talk [41]
41 02007-04-13 April 13, 2007 DoubleClick Online advertising  USA $&0000003100000000.0000003,100,000,000 AdSense [42][43][44]
42 02007-05-11 May 11, 2007 GreenBorder Computer security  USA Google Chrome [45]
43 02007-06-01 June 1, 2007 Panoramio Photo sharing  ESP Panoramio [46]
44 02007-06-03 June 3, 2007 FeedBurner Web feed  USA $&0000000100000000.000000100,000,000 FeedBurner [47]
45 02007-06-05 June 5, 2007 PeakStream Parallel processing  USA Server (computing) [48]
46 02007-06-19 June 19, 2007 Zenter Presentation program  USA Google Documents [49]
47 02007-07-02 July 2, 2007 GrandCentral Voice over Internet Protocol  USA $&0000000045000000.00000045,000,000 Google Voice [50][51]
48 02007-07-20 July 20, 2007 Image America Aerial photography  USA Google Maps [52]
49 02007-07-09 July 9, 2007 Postini Communications security  USA $&0000000625000000.000000625,000,000 Gmail [53]
50 02007-09-27 September 27, 2007 Zingku Social network service  USA Google Mobile [54]
51 02007-10-09 October 9, 2007 Jaiku Micro-blogging  FIN Google Mobile [55]
52 02008-07-30 July 30, 2008 Omnisio Online video  USA $&0000000015000000.00000015,000,000 YouTube [56]
53 02008-09-12 September 12, 2008 TNC (Tatter and Company) Weblog software  KOR Textcube.com [57]
54 02009-08-05 August 5, 2009 On2 Video compression  USA $ 106,500,000 [58]
55 02009-09-16 September 16, 2009 reCAPTCHA Security  USA [59]
56 02009-11-09 November 9, 2009 AdMob Mobile advertising  USA $750,000,000 [60]
57 02009-11-09 November 9, 2009 Gizmo5 VoIP  USA $30,000,000 Google Voice [61]
58 02009-11-23 November 23, 2009 Teracent Online Advertising  USA Adsense [62]
59 02009-12-04 December 4, 2009 AppJet (EtherPad) Collaborative real-time editor  USA Google Wave [63]

See also

Notes

  • ^A Purchased a 2.6% share.
  • ^B Purchased a 5% share.
  • ^C Purchased a 4% share.

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