Google's Greatest Technological Acquisitions

  • Google's Greatest Technological Acquisitions

    Google's Greatest Technological Acquisitions

    Technology giant Google company is longer just your preferred search engine, and the following acquisitions show Google's business expansion -

  • Looker

    Looker

    Looker is a software company that markets a data exploration and discovery business intelligence platform. It was acquired by Google for $2.9 billion this year.

  • HTC R&D

    HTC R&D

    In 2017, Google broke the bank as it bought HTC Mobile Phone's research and development team for an amount of $1.1 billion to pave way for Google Pixel Phones.

  • DeepMind

    DeepMind

    In 2014, Google bought DeepMind for $500 billion which has lead to access to more cutting-edge research to Google products and infrastructure used by millions of people.

  • Nest Labs

    Nest Labs

    Acquisition of Nest Labs lead Google to form Google Nest- a brand to market smart home products including smart speakers, smart displays, streaming devices, thermostats, smoke detectors, and security systems including smart doorbells, cameras, and smart locks. The deal cost Google $3.2 billion

  • Waze

    Waze

    Waze is a GPS navigation software app which provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details. Google acquired it in 2013 for $15 billion.

  • Motorola

    Motorola

    In 2011, Google acquired Motorola's cell phone division for $12.5 million.

  • ITA Software

    ITA Software

    Developed by Jeremy Wertheimer, a computer scientist from MIT, ITA is a travel industry software acquired by Google in 2011 for $700 million.

  • AdMob

    AdMob

    Cellular advertising company AdMob came into the hands of Google in 2009 for $750 million.

  • Double Click Feature

    Double Click Feature

    Practically at the heart of every internet advertisement, Double Click became a part of the Google camp for a hefty sum of $3.1 billion in the year 2007.

  • YouTube

    YouTube

    Video-sharing platform YouTube, which started in 2005 was sold for $1.65 billion the very next year.

  • Android OS

    Android OS

    Google also owns the largest operating system on cellphones, Andriod OS which it brought in 2005 for $50 million.

  • Fitbit

    Fitbit

    Fibit, an American company making activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices was brought by Google for $2.billion.

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