Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is a list of acquisitions by Google. Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between Google and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in US dollars because Google is headquartered in the United States. If the value of an acquisition is not listed, then it is undisclosed. If the Google service that is derived from the acquired company is known, then it is also listed. Google's largest acquisition as of March 2008 is the purchase of DoubleClick, an online advertisingcompany, for US$3.1 billion. Because of the size of the acquisition, United States antitrustregulators took nearly a year to investigate the deal and clear it for approval. The majority of the companies acquired by Google are based in the United States, and in turn, a large percentage of these companies are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. A total of 51 companies have been acquired as of March 2008.