What Google Bought In The Past 12 Months

Google is expanding seemingly by the minute, and acquisitions are playing a big role in the search engine leader’s quest to rule the technology world. Wednesday Google said it will buy a photo-sharing Web site called Panoramio and confirmed the acquisition of security software vendor GreenBorder Technologies. And just today, Google announced its acquisition of a provider of online RSS feeds called Feedburner.In all, Google has agreed to make at least 11 purchases of companies or technologies in the past year. Google usually doesn’t release financial terms of small deals, but the big ones are substantial: $1.65 billion for YouTube and $3.1 billion for DoubleClick (the latter deal is pending a federal investigation). A little bit more than a year ago, Google spent $1 billion for a 5 percent stake in AOL.”

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