Wednesday, June 20th, 2007...8:38 am
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There is an interesting thread over at the Webmaster World forums containing a comprehensive, but not quite complete, list of Google’s acquisitions over the years, as well as links to press releases and discussion for each.
The timeline starts in February of 2001 when Google acquired a Usenet discussion service and various other assets from Deja.com, and continues through to their recent purchase of Feedburner.
It’s fascinating to see the path Google has taken, gobbling up promising web properties and integrating them into their own arsenal. Many of their most popular services like Google Maps and Google Earth owe a lot to technology acquired from other companies.