And now the bookmakers have discovered Google. "The online bookmakers finally took notice of Google and now there are betting odds on the company. At Bodog (new window) people from all over the world can bet on which company will Google buy out next:"
Associated Press sits at 7/1
Wow, What a list. We all knew these things, but seeing them on a master list is impressive. Is it possible to add the purchase price also?
Google should tell it itself [google.com]
How much did they spend in total?
|How much did they spend in total? |
Hard to say at this point as many of the amounts were "undisclosed". I'd have to guess over $7.5 Billion?
|Although some of the Wiki information may be incorrect/inaccurate. ;) |
Hehehe, the Wiki Editor for that page must have gotten wind of this topic. :)
|But seeing them on a master list is impressive. |
It kind of gives you a different perspective when you see them all in one list. Digging for them all really gives you a different perspective. ;)
|Is it possible to add the purchase price also? |
I will add that to the todo list and put together what I can. I'm hoping other WebmasterWorld members will come to my rescue and provide some assistance with adding more information. Assembling the list and verifying dates and timeline was a task in itself.
PIR, correct spelling is Bill Slawski
[edited by: jatar_k at 3:10 pm (utc) on June 4, 2007]
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I typically don't do "nice posts" posts, but that's a nice piece of work! Good job, pageoneresults. Bookmarked!
I hope they get around to acquiring my site soon. I could use a new Lexus.
Great stuff. thanks for taking the time to collaborate.
I think Salesforce will be their next major acquisition.
|I hope they get around to acquiring my site soon. |
Here's the way I see it...
If you have a technology that fits in with Google's culture, and you've developed that technology and have started a following, you are on Google's Acquisition radar. From what I'm seeing by following the timeline and connecting the dots, Google is not going to let any new technology take the limelight unless their name is on it.
The 2002 year seemed like a year of planning? No acquisitions that I can immediately find. Its almost like they were waiting in limbo to see where the market was heading and then WHAM, the acquisitions start and continue from that point forward.
Seriously, if you have an application that you've developed and you've done it better than everyone else, including Google, you may end up on the above list of companies acquired by Google. ;)
The owners of iRows were hired by Google, and shut down their site, though the news around the hiring notes that they retained their intellectual property in the software they developed? Acquisition?
The developer of the Vutool mapping software, Sebastian Thrun who is Director of the Stanford AI Lab notes on his homepage that in his spare time, he also works for a landscaping company. The phrase "landscaping company" is a link to a Google Map at 1600 amphitheatre, mountain view, ca. Joke? Or is he a part time Googler?
Techcrunch reported at the end of March that his company had been acquired.
2007/06/01 - Google acquired Peakstream, Inc.
Multiprocessor and GPU software
Thanks Bill. I'm going to be updating the above list over the next couple of days to include a few links that are not there and then I'm going to include those companies that are not on the list and were acquired by Google. Just waiting for the right time. ;)
Another acquisition by Google on June 19th - Zenter, Inc., which makes online presentation software.
and the list gets longer with grand central being added