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10 Of The Smartest Acquisitions Google Has Ever Made

1.) February 3, 2003: Pyra Labs, Weblog software, Blogger.com

2.) April 5, 2003: Applied Semantics Online advertising, $102,000,000 for the start of AdSense and AdWords

3.) September 11, 2004: ZipDash Traffic analysis for the starting blocks of Google Maps

4.) July 17, 2005: Reqwireless Mobile browser for Google Mobile before it really even existed

5.) August 17, 2005: Android Mobile software $50,000,000 for Android operating system which is thriving today

6.) October 9, 2006: YouTube Video sharing $1,650,000,000 for YouTube.com

7.) November 9, 2009: AdMob Mobile advertising $750,000,000 for Google Adsense and Adwords on mobile

8.) August 15, 2011: Motorola Mobility Mobile device manufacturer $12,500,000,000 for patents, Android, Chromecast, and Google TV

9.) September 8, 2011: Zagat Restaurant reviews $151,000,000 for Google Places, Google Maps, and Google Reviews

10.) January 13, 2014: Nest Home automation $3,200,000,000 for Google Nest Home