Google's Big Year
So far in 2010, Google is on an acquisition hot streak. This week’s purchase of Bump Technologies, maker of BumpTop, brings Google’s total number of pickups to nine (that have been made public, anyway). Google is looking to evolve beyond being just a search giant. Google is acquiring companies at such a rapid clip that it could soon rival Google’s tremendous 2007 buyouts, which totaled 16 public purchases before the year came to a close.
Here we look at Google’s acquisitions so far for 2010, a list that is sure to grow as the year progresses and Google puts more hands in even more technology cookie jars.