Best Google Acquisitions Ever Companies
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Best Google Acquisitions Ever

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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    Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen The world's largest video sharing site, founded in 2005 and acquired in November 2006.

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    most listed & added by Keaton Tim Zagat, Nina Zagat Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys

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    Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.

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    added by Keaton Motorola Mobility Former mobile division of Motorola. Acquisition still pending approval.

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    An image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos.

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    added by Lons Danny Hillis, John Giannandrea, Robert Cook Original developers of the Freebase open, shared database

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    A service to protect your website from spam and abuse.

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    added by Lons Omar Hamoui One of the world's largest mobile ad companies, currently serving multiple platforms including ...

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    added by Lons Carl de Marcken, Dave Baggett Travel industry data collection and software company

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    added by Lons Mike Harrington, Darrin Massena Online photo editing service which had partnered with Flickr.

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    added by Keaton A display advertising and exchange bidding company

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    Evan Williams, Meg Hourihan Creators of Blogger

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    Steve Olechowski, Dick Costolo, Eric Lunt Web feed manager providing custom RSS feeds and management tools

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    added by Lons A website devoted to reviews & information about films based on Tweets. It was acquired by ...

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    Vincent Paquet, Craig Walker Phone management service, relaunched with new features in 2009 as Google Voice

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    added by Keaton A producer of online video networks

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    added by Lons A social marketing agency specializing in PR, marketing, digital engagement and behavior ...

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    often listed & added by sevenrare Scott Petry, Shinya Akamine Postini is an e-mail and Web security and archiving service owned by Google since 9 July 2007.

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    ranked low on reranks A web statistics analysis program

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    Kevin P. Ryan, Kevin O'Connor, Dwight Merriman One of the earliest Application Service Providers (ASPs) for serving Internet ads

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    often listed Software development company and creator of 'Writely'

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    added by elise One of the world's largest community based traffic and navigation apps.

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    new! & added by elise Twitch A video platform and community for gamers.

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