a color-coded history of google

's  acquisitions and original products


 

 

2006

 

March 

Google Finance 21

@Last Software, (SketchUp) 14

Upstartle (Writely) 9

 

February 

Adaptive Path (MeasureMap) 14

 

 January 

Google.cn 27

dMarc Broadcasting (automated advertising platform for radio) 17

Google Video Store 9 

 

2005

 

December

5% of AOL 20

Google Transit 7

 

November 

Google Base 16

Google Analytics 14

 

October  

Google.org 11

September 

Google Blog Search 15


August 

Google Talk 24

Android Inc. 17

 

July 

Reqwireless (Gmail Mobile) 5

Akwan Information Technologies 20

Invested in Current Communications 8

 

June 

Google Earth 28

Google Video (with videos) 27

Google Sitemaps 2

 

May 

Google Personalized Home 20

Dodgeball 12

Google Web Accelorator 4

 

April 

My Search History 20

Google Q&A 7

Google Definitions 5

 

March 

Google Ride Finder 31

Urchin Software (Google Analytics) 28

 

February 

Google Maps 8

 

January 

Google Video (without video) 25

 

2004 

 

Where2 (Google Maps)

Zipdash (Google Ride Finder)

 

December 

Google Print (Google Book Search – with scanned library books) 14

Google Suggest 9

 

October 

Keyhole (Google Earth) 27

Google Scholar 18

Google Desktop Search 14

Google SMS 7

Google Print (Google Book Search) 6


July 

Picasa 13

 

June 

Invested in Baidu 15

 

April

Ignite Logic (sets up webpages for law firms) 23

Gmail 1 

 

March

Google Web Alerts 29

Google Personalized Search 29

Google Local 17 

 

January

Orkut 22 

 

2003

 

October 

Sprinks (Google Adwords) 24

Genius Labs (blogging) 7

Kaltix (Google Personal) 1

 

June 

Google Adsense (contextual ads) 18

 

April 

Applied Semantics 23

 

February 

Pyra (Blogger) 15

 

2002 

 

December

Froogle 12 

September

Google News 23 

 

2001

 

December  

Google Zeitgeist 20

Google Web Documents (search results include documents) 11

 

September 

Google Search Appliance (for businesses) 30

Outride (search relevance technology) 20

 

June 

Google Image Search 26 (correct date?)

 

February 

Deja’s Usenet Archive (Google Groups)

 

2000 

 

December

Google Toolbar 11 

 

October

Google Adwords 23 

 

April

Google Wireless Search 27

Google Global (Google Search goes international) 25 

 

1999

 

September 

Google Scout (finds related pages) 21 

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P.S. I really hope Google is working with NASA on a zero-gravity sport and a space elevator.

 

Sweet Link: The 20 Year Internet Outlook

 

sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/

http://clickz.com/

http://battellemedia.com/

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/

http://www.google.com/corporate/history.html