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
    91
    The world's largest video sharing site, founded in 2005 and acquired in November 2006.
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    82
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    most listed
    Zagat Survey

    78
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    Publishers of collaborative restaurant and nightlife guides and surveys
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    78
    Online advertising. Integrated into AdSense and AdWords.
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    Motorola Mobility

    74
    added by: Keaton
    Former mobile division of Motorola. Acquisition still pending approval.
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    73
    An image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos.
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    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    68
    added by: Lons
    Original developers of the Freebase open, shared database
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    66
    A service to protect your website from spam and abuse.
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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
    60
    added by: Lons
    Online photo editing service which had partnered with Flickr.
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    Software, Computer More
    60
    added by: Lons
    Travel industry data collection and software company
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    Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal More
    52
    Creators of Blogger
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    Advertising More
    52
    added by: Keaton
    A display advertising and exchange bidding company
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    51
    Web feed manager providing custom RSS feeds and management tools
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    50
    added by: Lons
    A website devoted to reviews & information about films based on Tweets. It was acquired by ... more
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    ranked low on reranks
    Urchin Software

    49
    A web statistics analysis program
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    49
    Phone management service, relaunched with new features in 2009 as Google Voice
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    48
    added by: Keaton
    A producer of online video networks
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    48
    One of the earliest Application Service Providers (ASPs) for serving Internet ads
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    47
    added by: Lons
    A social marketing agency specializing in PR, marketing, digital engagement and behavior ... more
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    47
    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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    Waze

    39
    added by: elise
    One of the world's largest community based traffic and navigation apps.
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    often listed
    Upstartle

    37
    Software development company and creator of 'Writely'
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    new! Twitch

    25
    added by: elise
    A video platform and community for gamers.
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