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Google to acquire one company a month

In a recent interview to Reuters Television, Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said acquisitions are "turned on again". Eric Schmidt in the interview went ahead to say " My estimate would be one-a-month acquisitions, and these are largely in lieu of hiring".

Google, the world's No. 1 Web search company has historically maintained a steady pace of acquiring small and privately held companies over a stretch of period. However post September 2009 Google has been in a acquisition spree, it has already acquired 9 companies post September 2009, the latest being announced on March 3rd.

Here is a insight on some of the major and the recent mergers and acquisitions Google had.

The Famous ones...
In June 2004 Google acquired Baidu, which was a very promiment Chinese language search engine. The deal went through for approx. $5,000,000. The next major acquistion was of YouTube in the October 2006. YouTube was one of the most famous video sharing website. The deal was closed at approx $1,650,000,000.

The Recent ones...






























































Date

Company

Service Area

Google Product

September-09

reCAPTCHA

Security

All Products

November-09

AdMob

Mobile advertising

Adsense/Adword

November-09

Gizmo5

VoIP

Google Voice

November-09

Teracent

Online Advertising

Adsense

December-09

AppJet (EtherPad)

Collaborative real-time editor

Google Wave

February-10

Aardvark

Social Search

Google Search

February-10

reMail

Email Search

Gmail

March-10

Picnik

Photo Editing

Picasa

March-10

DocVerse

Microsoft Office files sharing site

Google Docs
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