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Google buys two startups - Apture, Katango
vik_c




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 9:13 am on Nov 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google continues to gobble up interesting start-ups. On Thursday, the Internet giant said it bought two: Apture, which makes text on any Web page come to life by letting readers do in-page search, and Katango, which helps people automatically organize their online social contacts


Apture was started in 2007 by Stanford University students Tristan Harris and Can Sar, now 27 years old. They will join the Google Chrome team.


The staffs of Katango and Apture join a long roster of Nooglers, or new Googlers, who arrived via acquisition this year. Google made 57 mostly small acquisitions during the first nine months of the year, according to a recent securities filing.


Clearly Google has been trying to acquire talent more than companies.

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