Thursday, September 20, 2012

Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups | The Verge

From a detailed overview of Google’s acquisitive ways

“From 2001 to present day, Google has purchased and integrated over 110 companies. When founder Larry Page took over as CEO in April, 2011, he killed off a number of small initiatives and refocused the company around 7 core product divisions. All the companies in this graphic have been organized into by those groups, but don't necessarily reflect their placement upon initial acquisition. Mouseover the infographic to magnify the acquisition details, and refer to the key for additional information.”

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Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups | The Verge

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