Best Google Acquisitions Ever Companies

Best Google Acquisitions Ever

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This list brings together the smartest, most forward-thinking business acquisitions Google has ever made. Google has acquired many other companies since 2001. Sometimes, these products end up living on under their former names - as in the cases of DoubleClick, Blogger, YouTube and Android. On other occasions, the former products get integrated into pre-existing or future Google applications, as int he case of the numerous map companies that blended together to create Google Maps. Finally, some companies end up being plundered for staff or useful parts, and then disbanded. This list can contain companies from all of these groups, so long as the acquisition - long-term - was beneficial to Google and wise in retrospect.

This is an Open List, so after you've voted on the smartest acquisitions, feel free to add your own suggestions at the bottom of the page.

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    YouTube

    Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services More
    100
    The world's largest video sharing site, founded in 2005 and acquired in November 2006.
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    ranked high on reranks
    Android Inc.

    95
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Motorola Mobility

    83
    added by: Keaton
    Former mobile division of Motorola. Acquisition still pending approval.
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    often listed &controversial
    Zagat Survey

    83
    added by: Keaton
    Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys
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    most listed &controversial
    Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    82
    added by: Lons
    Original developers of the Freebase open, shared database
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    79
    Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.
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    Picasa

    74
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    70
    added by: Lons
    One of the world's largest mobile ad companies, currently serving multiple platforms including ... more
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    70
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    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    67
    Creators of Blogger
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    Software, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    66
    added by: Lons
    Online photo editing service which had partnered with Flickr.
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    66
    One of the earliest Application Service Providers (ASPs) for serving Internet ads
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    63
    added by: Lons
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    Advertising More
    62
    added by: Keaton
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    62
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    60
    added by: Lons
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    Software, Computer More
    60
    added by: Lons
    Travel industry data collection and software company
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    59
    added by: Keaton
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    58
    added by: sevenrare
    Postini is an e-mail and Web security and archiving service owned by Google since 9 July 2007. more
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    57
    Web feed manager providing custom RSS feeds and management tools
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    GrandCentral

    49
    Phone management service, relaunched with new features in 2009 as Google Voice
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    Upstartle

    47
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    45
    added by: elise
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