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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    The world's largest video sharing site, founded in 2005 and acquired in November 2006.

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    Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys

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    Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.

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    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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    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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    Travel industry data collection and software company

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    One of the world's largest mobile ad companies, currently serving multiple platforms including Android.

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    Online photo editing service which had partnered with Flickr.

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    A display advertising and exchange bidding company

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    Creators of Blogger

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    Web feed manager providing custom RSS feeds and management tools

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

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    A website devoted to reviews & information about films based on Tweets. It was acquired by Google in 2011 and discontinued.

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    A producer of online video networks

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    A social marketing agency specializing in PR, marketing, digital engagement and behavior change for startups, non-profits and government.

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    Postini is an e-mail and Web security and archiving service owned by Google since 9 July 2007. It provides cloud computing services for filtering e-mail spam and malware (before it is delivered to a client’s mail server), offers

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    A web statistics analysis program

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    One of the earliest Application Service Providers (ASPs) for serving Internet ads

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

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    Software development company and creator of 'Writely'

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    Twitch A video platform and community for gamers.

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