Phonetic Arts


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Acquisition date: 12/03/2010
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Price: undisclosed
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Phonetic Arts

blindtype


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Acquisition date: 10/1/2010
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Price: undisclosed
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blindtype

Quiksee


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Acquisition date: 9/12/2010
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Price: $10M
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Quiksee

LabPixies


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Acquisition date: 4/26/2010
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Price: $25M
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LabPixies

Zao Begun


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Acquisition date: 07/18/2008
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Price: $140M
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Zao Begun

Local investments are not an interest


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Trend report: 06/20/2008
Trend review: By viewing the trendsactions portfolios, we can suggest local routes expansions are not to hold an interest by Google, Microsoft nor Yahoo. In the last 3 years, those falling under this category were ..more»


Local investments are not an interest

Google’s main business interests during the last 3 years


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Trend report: 05/25/2008
Trend review: Since 2005 Google has added to its acquisition portfolio companies whose main businesses are associated with: applications (6) mobile (6) office (6) and social (6). Out of all those acquisitions, 4 of the acquired companies are considered “big shots”: Youtube (video), Double Click (advertising), Feedburner (blogs/rss), and shares in AOL (media, advertising).


Google’s main business interests during the last 3 years

Google is a slow shopper relatively to Microsoft


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Trend report: 05/25/2008
Trend review: Since the beginning of 2007 Google has acquired 16 companies. During this time, Microsoft has been doing some heavy purchasing, mostly to build out its on-line presence– has acquired 24 companies: 15 companies during 2007 , and another 9 companies this year 2008.


Google is a slow shopper relatively to Microsoft