The recent acquisition of YouTube by Google has made some of the biggest news since the AOL- Time Warner merger or the HP-Compaq merger. This is a list of all the acquisitions made by Google starting from the year 2001.  Most companies acquired by Google feature

  • A small but very talented development team
  • Interesting and innovative products, technology, or intellectual property
  • A private start-up with a relatively cheap price tag.

Before the YouTube aquisition in October 2006 for $1.65 billion in stock, the biggest acquisition by Google was Applied Semantics for $102 Million USD. The list below shows the application/company bought out by Google, more information like Google press releases and its current avatar for Google