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GOOGLE… Where are they?

Unless you’ve been in a cave or out in the tundra with no knowledge of society for the last 20 years, you know Google.

I’ve been using Google & their services since they hit the scene. As a guy in the tech industry, I was looking for the better search engine and after some testing against Lycos, Go, Yahoo & others at the time I went Google. It was logical…

Fast forward almost a couple decades, Google kinda scares me. They were smart back in the day, but they got business savvy along the way. I didn’t see the change coming, nore did the people I associated with. Google was growing… FAST.

Here is a list of Google’s growth and acquisitions from February 12, 2001 to June 6, 2019. No small feat & brilliant business moves by Alphabet (the parent company of the empire). In less than 20 years 227 companies swallowed & turned into Google. How many were hostile & how many were sellouts I don’t know.

Without further ado, here’s the list

February 12, 2001 Dejavue Usenet United States — Google Groups [26][27][28][29]
September 20, 2001 Outride Web search engine United States — Google Personalized Search [30]
February 2003 Pyra Labs Weblog software United States — Blogger [31]
April 2003 Neotonic Software Customer relationship management United States — Google Groups, Gmail [32]
April 2003 Applied Semantics Online advertising United States $102,000,000 AdSense, AdWords [33][34][35][36][37]
September 30, 2003 Kaltix Web search engine United States — iGoogle [38]
October 2003 Sprinks Online advertising United States — AdSense, AdWords [39]
October 2003 Genius Labs Blogging United States — Blogger [40]
May 10, 2004 Ignite Logic HTML editor United States — Google Sites [41]
July 13, 2004 Picasa Image organizer United States — Picasa, Blogger [42]
September 2004 ZipDash Traffic analysis United States — Google Maps [43]
October 2004 Where2 Map analysis Australia — Google Maps [44]
October 27, 2004 Keyhole Map analysis United States — Google Maps, Google Earth [45]
March 28, 2005 Urchin Software Corporation Web analytics United States — Google Analytics [46]
May 12, 2005 Dodgeball Social networking service United States — Google Latitude [47]
July 19, 2005 Akwan Information Technologies Search engines Brazil — Internet backbone [48]
July 2005 Reqwireless Mobile browser Canada — Google Mobile [49]
August 17, 2005 Android Mobile operating system United States $50,000,000 Android [50][51]
November 2005 Skia Graphics library United States — Skia [52]
December 27, 2005 Phatbits Widget engine United States — Google Desktop [53]
December 31, 2005 allPAY Mobile software Germany — Google Mobile [54]
December 31, 2005 bruNET Mobile software Germany — Google Mobile [54]
January 17, 2006 dMarc Broadcasting Advertising United States $102,000,000 AdSense [55]
February 14, 2006 Measure Map Weblog software United States — Google Analytics [56]
March 9, 2006 Upstartle Word processor United States — Google Docs [57]
March 14, 2006 @Last Software 3D modeling software United States — Google Sketchup [58]
April 9, 2006 Orion Web search engine Australia — Google Search [59]
June 1, 2006 2Web Technologies Online spreadsheets United States — Google Spreadsheet [60][61]
August 15, 2006 Neven Vision Germany Computer vision Germany — Picasa, Google Goggles [62]
October 9, 2006 YouTube Video sharing United States $1.65×109 YouTube [63][64]
October 31, 2006 JotSpot Web application United States Google Sites [65]
December 18, 2006 Endoxon Mapping Switzerland $28,000,000 Google Maps [66]
February 16, 2007 Adscape In-game advertising United States $23,000,000 AdSense [67]
March 16, 2007 Trendalyzer Statistical software Sweden — Google Analytics [68]
May 28, 2007 Crusix Social networking service United States — YouTube —
April 17, 2007 Tonic Systems Presentation program United States — Google Docs [69]
April 19, 2007 Marratech Videoconferencing Sweden $15,000,000 Google Talk, Google Hangouts [70]
April 13, 2007 DoubleClick Online advertising United States $3.1×109 AdSense [71][72][73]
May 11, 2007 GreenBorder Computer security United States — Google Chrome [74]
June 1, 2007 Panoramio Photo sharing Spain — Panoramio [75]
June 3, 2007 FeedBurner Web feed United States $100,000,000 FeedBurner [76]
June 5, 2007 PeakStream Parallel processing United States — Android [77]
June 19, 2007 Zenter Presentation program United States — Google Docs [78]
July 2, 2007 GrandCentral Voice over IP United States $45,000,000 Google Voice [79][80]
July 20, 2007 ImageAmerica Aerial photography United States — Google Maps [81]
July 9, 2007 Postini Communications security United States $625,000,000 Gmail [82]
September 27, 2007 Zingku Social networking service United States — Google Mobile [83]
October 9, 2007 Jaiku Microblogging Finland — Google Mobile [84]
July 30, 2008 Omnisio Online video United States $15,000,000 YouTube [85]
September 12, 2008 TNC Weblog software South Korea — Blogger [86]
August 5, 2009 On2 Video compression United States $133,000,000 WebM, YouTube [87]
September 16, 2009 reCAPTCHA Security United States — Google Books [88]
November 9, 2009 AdMob Mobile advertising United States — DoubleClick, Invite Media [89][90][91]
November 9, 2009 Gizmo5 Voice over IP United States $30,000,000 Google Talk, Google Hangouts [92]
November 23, 2009 Teracent Online advertising United States — AdSense [93]
December 4, 2009 AppJet Collaborative real-time editor United States — Google Wave, Google Docs [94]
February 12, 2010 Aardvark Social search United States $50,000,000 Aardvark [95]
February 17, 2010 reMail Email search United States — Gmail [96]
March 1, 2010 Picnik Photo editing United States — Picasa [97][98]
March 5, 2010 DocVerse Microsoft Office files sharing site United States $25,000,000 Google Docs [99]
April 2, 2010 Episodic Online video platform start-up United States — YouTube [100]
April 12, 2010 Plink Visual search engine United Kingdom — Google Goggles [101]
April 20, 2010 Agnilux Server CPUs United States — Android [102]
April 27, 2010 LabPixies Gadgets Israel — iGoogle, Android [103]
April 30, 2010 BumpTop Desktop environment Canada $30,000,000 Android [104]
May 18, 2010 Global IP Solutions Video and audio compression United States $68,200,000 WebRTC [105][106]
May 20, 2010 Simplify Media Music streaming United States — Android [107]
May 21, 2010 Ruba.com Travel United States — iGoogle [108]
June 3, 2010 Invite Media Advertising United States $81,000,000 DoubleClick [109]
July 16, 2010 Metaweb Semantic search United States — Google Search [110]
August 2010 Zetawire Mobile payment, NFC Canada — Android, Google Wallet, Google Checkout [111]
August 4, 2010 Instantiations Java/Eclipse/AJAX developer tools United States — Google Web Toolkit [112][113]
August 5, 2010 Slide.com Social gaming United States $228,000,000 Google+, Orkut, Google Play [114]
August 10, 2010 Jambool Social Gold payment United States $70,000,000 Google+, Orkut [115]
August 15, 2010 Like.com Visual search engine United States $100,000,000 Google Shopping [116][117]
August 30, 2010 Angstro Social networking service United States — Google, Google Alert [118]
August 30, 2010 SocialDeck Social gaming Canada — Google, Google+ [119]
September 13, 2010 Quiksee Online video Israel $10,000,000 Google Maps [120]
September 28, 2010 Plannr Schedule management United States — Google+ [121][122]
October 1, 2010 BlindType Touch typing Greece — Android [123][124]
December 3, 2010 Phonetic Arts Speech synthesis United Kingdom — Google Voice, Google Translate [125]
December 3, 2010 Widevine Technologies DRM United States — Google TV [126]
January 13, 2011 eBook Technologies E-book United States — Google Books [127]
January 25, 2011 SayNow Voice recognition United States — Google Voice [128]
March 1, 2011 Zynamics Security Germany — Project Zero (Google) [129][130]
March 7, 2011 BeatThatQuote.com Price comparison service United Kingdom $65,000,000 Google Shopping [131][132]
March 7, 2011 Next New Networks Online video United States — YouTube [133]
March 16, 2011 Green Parrot Pictures Digital video Ireland — YouTube [134]
April 8, 2011 PushLife Service provider Canada $25,000,000 Google Play [135]
April 12, 2011[136] ITA Software Travel technology United States $676,000,000 Google Flights [137]
April 26, 2011 TalkBin Mobile software United States — Android [138]
May 23, 2011 Sparkbuy Product search United States — Google Shopping [139]
June 3, 2011 PostRank Social media analytics service Canada — Google+ Google Analytics [140]
June 9, 2011 Admeld Online advertising United States $400,000,000 DoubleClick, Invite Media [141][142]
June 18, 2011 SageTV Media center United States — Google TV, Google Fiber, Android TV [143]
July 8, 2011 Punchd Loyalty program United States — Google Offers [144][145]
July 21, 2011 Fridge Social groups United States — Google+ [146]
July 23, 2011 PittPatt Facial recognition system United States — Android [147][148]
August 1, 2011 Dealmap One deal a day service United States — Google Offers [149]
August 15, 2011 Motorola Mobility Mobile device manufacturer United States $1.25×1010 Android, Google TV, Android TV, Patent portfolio [150]
September 7, 2011 Zave Networks Digital coupons United States — Google Offers [151]
September 8, 2011 Zagat Restaurant reviews United States $151,000,000 Google Places, Google Maps [152][153][154]
September 19, 2011 DailyDeal One deal a day service Germany $114,000,000 Google Offers [155]
October 11, 2011 SocialGrapple Social media analytics service Canada — Google+ Google Analytics [156]
November 10, 2011 Apture Instantaneous search United States — Google Search [157]
November 14, 2011 Katango Social circle organization United States — Google+ [158]
December 9, 2011 RightsFlow Music rights management United States — YouTube [159]
December 13, 2011 Clever Sense Local recommendations app United States — Google Maps [160][161]
March 16, 2012 Milk Software company United States — Google+ [162]
April 2, 2012 TxVia Online payments United States — Google Wallet, Google Checkout [163]
June 4, 2012 Meebo Social networking United States $100,000,000 Google+ [164]
June 5, 2012 Quickoffice Mobile office suite United States — Google Docs [165]
July 20, 2012 Sparrow Mobile apps France $25,000,000 Gmail [166][167][168]
2012 WIMM Labs Android-powered smartwatches United States — Android Wear [169]
August 1, 2012 Wildfire Interactive Social media marketing United States $450,000,000 Google, Google+ [170]
September 7, 2012 VirusTotal.com Security Spain — Chronicle [171][172]
September 17, 2012 Nik Software Photography United States — Google, Android [173][174][175]
October 1, 2012 Viewdle Facial recognition Ukraine $45,000,000 Android [176][177]
November 28, 2012 Incentive Targeting Digital coupons United States — Google Offers [178][179]
November 30, 2012 BufferBox Package delivery Canada $17,000,000 Google Shopping, Android [180][181]
February 6, 2013 Channel Intelligence Product ecommerce United States $125,000,000 Google Shopping [182]
March 12, 2013 DNNresearch Deep Neural Networks Canada — Google, X [183]
March 15, 2013 Talaria Technologies Cloud computing United States — Google Cloud [184]
April 12, 2013 Behavio Social Prediction United States — Google Now [185]
April 23, 2013 Wavii Natural Language Processing United States $30,000,000 Google Knowledge Graph [186]
May 23, 2013 Makani Power Airborne wind turbines United States — X [187]
June 11, 2013 Waze GPS navigation software Israel $966,000,000 Google Maps , Waze [7]
September 16, 2013 Bump Mobile software United States — Google Photos [188]
October 2, 2013 Flutter Gesture recognition technology United States $40,000,000 Google, Android, X [189]
October 22, 2013 FlexyCore DroidBooster App for Android France $23,000,000 Android [190]
December 2, 2013 Schaft Robotics, humanoid robots Japan — X [191]
December 3, 2013 Industrial Perception Robotic arms, computer vision United States — X [191]
December 4, 2013 Redwood Robotics Robotic arms United States — X [191]
December 5, 2013 Meka Robotics Robots United States — X [191]
December 6, 2013 Holomni Robotic wheels United States — X [191]
December 7, 2013 Bot & Dolly Robotic cameras United States — X [191]
December 8, 2013 Autofuss Ads and Design United States — X [191]
January 4, 2014 Bitspin Timely App for Android Switzerland — Android [192]
January 13, 2014 Nest Labs Home automation United States $3.2×109 Nest Labs [193][194]
January 15, 2014 Impermium Internet security United States — Project Zero (Google) [195]
January 26, 2014 DeepMind Technologies Artificial intelligence United Kingdom $625,000,000 Google DeepMind [196][197]
February 16, 2014 SlickLogin Internet Security Israel — Project Zero (Google) [198]
February 21, 2014 spider.io Anti-click fraud United Kingdom — DoubleClick, Adsense [199]
March 12, 2014 GreenThrottle Gadgets United States — Android [200][201]
April 14, 2014 Titan Aerospace High-altitude UAVs United States — Project Loon [202][203][204]
May 2, 2014 Rangespan E-commerce United Kingdom — Google Shopping [205]
May 6, 2014 Adometry Online advertising attribution United States — Google Analytics AdSense [206]
May 7, 2014 Appetas Restaurant website creation United States — Google My Business [207]
May 7, 2014 Stackdriver Cloud computing United States — Google Cloud Platform [208]
May 7, 2014 MyEnergy Online energy usage monitoring United States — Nest Labs [209]
May 16, 2014 Quest Visual Augmented reality United States — Google Translate [210]
May 19, 2014 Divide Mobile device management United States — Android for Work [211]
June 10, 2014 Skybox Imaging Satellite United States $500,000,000 Google Maps, Project Loon [212]
June 19, 2014 mDialog Online advertising Canada — DoubleClick [213]
June 19, 2014 Alpental Technologies Wireless United States — Google [213]
June 20, 2014 Dropcam Home monitoring United States $555,000,000 Nest Labs [214]
June 25, 2014 Appurify Automated application testing United States — Android [215]
July 1, 2014 Songza Music streaming United States — Google Play, Android TV [216]
July 23, 2014 drawElements Graphics compatibility testing Finland — Android [217]
August 6, 2014 Emu IM client United States — Google Hangouts, Google Now [218]
August 6, 2014 Director Mobile video United States — YouTube, Android [219]
August 17, 2014 Jetpac Artificial intelligence, image recognition United States — Picasa [220]
August 23, 2014 Gecko Design Mechanical design United States — X [221]
August 26, 2014 Zync Render Cloud-based visual effects software United States — Google Cloud Platform [222]
September 10, 2014 Lift Labs Liftware United States — Verily [223]
September 11, 2014 Polar Social polling United States — Google+ [224]
October 21, 2014 Firebase Application development platform United States — Google Cloud Platform [225]
October 23, 2014 Dark Blue Labs & Vision Factory Artificial intelligence United Kingdom £tens of millions Google DeepMind [226]
October 24, 2014 Revolv Home automation United States — Nest Labs [227]
November 19, 2014 RelativeWave Mobile software prototyping United States — Android [228]
December 17, 2014 Vidmaker Video editing United States — YouTube [229]
February 4, 2015 Launchpad Toys Child-friendly apps United States — YouTube for Kids [230][231]
February 8, 2015 Odysee Multimedia sharing and storage United States — Google+ [232]
February 23, 2015 Softcard Mobile payments United States — Android Pay [233][234]
February 24, 2015 Red Hot Labs App advertising and discovery United States — Google Play [235]
April 16, 2015 Thrive Audio Surround sound technology Ireland — Google Cardboard [236]
April 16, 2015 Skillman & Hackett Virtual reality software United States — Tilt Brush [236]
May 4, 2015 Timeful Mobile software United States — Google Inbox, Google Calendar [237]
May 28, 2015 Pulse.io Mobile app optimizer United States — Android [238]
July 21, 2015 Pixate Mobile software prototyping United States — Android [239]
September 21, 2015 Oyster E-book subscriptions United States — Google Play Books [240]
September 30, 2015 Jibe Mobile Rich Communication Services United States — Android [241]
June 18, 2015 Agawi Mobile application streaming United States — Android, Google Play [242]
October 17, 2015 Digisfera 360-degree photography Portugal — Street View [243]
November 11, 2015 Fly Labs Video editing United States — Google Photos [244]
November 11, 2015 bebop Cloud software United States $380,000,000 Google Cloud Platform [245]
February 12, 2016 BandPage Platform for musicians United States — YouTube [246]
February 18, 2016 Pie Enterprise communications Singapore — Spaces (app) [247]
May 2, 2016 Synergyse Interactive tutorials Canada — Google Docs [248]
June 22, 2016 Webpass Internet service provider United States — Google Fiber [249]
July 6, 2016 Moodstocks Image recognition France — Google Photos [250]
July 8, 2016 Anvato Cloud-based video services United States — Google Cloud Platform [251]
July 12, 2016 Kifi Link management United States — Spaces (app) [252]
July 27, 2016 LaunchKit Mobile tool maker United States — Firebase [253]
August 8, 2016 Orbitera Cloud software United States $100,000,000 Google Cloud Platform [254]
September 8, 2016 Apigee API management and predictive analytics United States $625,000,000 Google Cloud Platform [255]
September 15, 2016 Urban Engines Location-based analytics United States — Google Maps [256][257]
September 19, 2016 API.AI Natural language processing United States — Google Assistant [258][259]
October 11, 2016 FameBit Branded content — — YouTube [260]
October 24, 2016 Eyefluence Eye tracking, virtual reality — — Google VR [261][262]
November 5, 2016 LeapDroid Android Emulator United States — Android [263]
November 21, 2016 Qwiklabs Cloud-based hands-on training platform — — Google Cloud Platform [264]
December 13, 2016 Cronologics Smartwatches United States — Android Wear [265]
January 5, 2017 Limes Audio Voice communication Sweden — Google Duo, Google Hangouts [266]
January 19, 2017 Fabric Mobile app platform United States — Firebase [267]
March 8, 2017 Kaggle Data science United States — Google Cloud Platform [268]
March 9, 2017 AppBridge Productivity suite United States — Google Docs [269]
May 10, 2017 Owlchemy Labs Virtual reality studio United States — Google VR [270]
July 12, 2017 Halli Labs Artificial intelligence India — [271]
August 16, 2017 AIMatter Computer vision Belarus — YouTube [272][273][274]
September 21, 2017 HTC (portions) Talent and intellectual property licenses Taiwan $1.1×109 Google Pixel [275][276][277]
September 26, 2017 Bitium Single sign-on and identity management United States — Google Cloud Platform [278]
October 9, 2017 Relay Media AMP converter United States — Accelerated Mobile Pages [279]
October 11, 2017 60db Podcasts United States — Google Play Music, Google Podcasts [280]
January 11, 2018 Redux Audio United Kingdom — [281][282]
March 27, 2018 Tenor GIF image search United States — Google Images [283]
May 9, 2018 Velostrata Cloud migration Israel — Google Cloud Platform [284]
May 14, 2018 Cask Big data, Hadoop United States — Google Cloud Platform [285]
August 6, 2018 GraphicsFuzz GPU reliability United Kingdom — Android [286][287]
September 19, 2018 Senosis Health monitoring United States — Nest Labs [288]
October 2, 2018 Onward Machine learning, natural language processing United States — [289][290]
November 28, 2018 Workbench Education technology United States — Google Classroom [291]
December 10, 2018 Sigmoid Labs Indian railway tracking India $40,000,000 [292][293]
January 3, 2019 Superpod Question and answer app United States $60,000,000 Google Assistant [294][295]
February 19, 2019 Alooma Big data, cloud migration Israel — Google Cloud Platform [296][297]
March 31, 2019 Nightcorn Video sharing Germany — YouTube [298]
June 6, 2019 Looker

Now, my capitalist side says “Good on them Google folks!”. Yes they are living the American dream!

My conservative side says “These guys are using the power they have garnered to manipulate their users”.

In my opinion, Google has grown to the point that they can somewhat sway people away from the Constitution and convince them to try to change it. In short, Google want’s changes in the Constitution in THEIR favor, not society at large. Google has grown into the multibillion dollar conglomerate that they railed against when they started & were money hungry. Ain’t it interesting how money changes people….

Something to think on folks

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