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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    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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    93
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    84
    Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.
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    most listed
    Zagat Survey

    82
    added by: Keaton
    Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys
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    Motorola Mobility

    78
    added by: Keaton
    Former mobile division of Motorola. Acquisition still pending approval.
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    78
    An image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos.
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    Up 31
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    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    76
    added by: Lons
    Original developers of the Freebase open, shared database
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    71
    A service to protect your website from spam and abuse.
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    ranked high on reranks
    ITA Software

    Software, Computer More
    65
    added by: Lons
    Travel industry data collection and software company
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    61
    added by: Lons
    One of the world's largest mobile ad companies, currently serving multiple platforms including ... more
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    Software, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    61
    added by: Lons
    Online photo editing service which had partnered with Flickr.
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    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    59
    Creators of Blogger
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    Up 47
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    53
    One of the earliest Application Service Providers (ASPs) for serving Internet ads
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    52
    added by: Lons
    A website devoted to reviews & information about films based on Tweets. It was acquired by ... more
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    52
    Web feed manager providing custom RSS feeds and management tools
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    Advertising More
    51
    added by: Keaton
    A display advertising and exchange bidding company
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    51
    Phone management service, relaunched with new features in 2009 as Google Voice
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    50
    added by: Keaton
    A producer of online video networks
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    ranked low on reranks
    Urchin Software

    50
    A web statistics analysis program
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    49
    added by: Lons
    A social marketing agency specializing in PR, marketing, digital engagement and behavior ... more
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    often listed
    Postini

    48
    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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    43
    added by: elise
    One of the world's largest community based traffic and navigation apps.
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    Upstartle

    36
    Software development company and creator of 'Writely'
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    new! Twitch

    28
    added by: elise
    A video platform and community for gamers.
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