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Companies Owned By Google

By  UpGrowth             July 18, 2021

Alphabet Inc

Alphabet Inc, was formed in 1998 as Google Inc, a search engine company.  Today, they have diversified with some interesting hardware and software acquisitions - here are some of them.

YouTube

This is probably the most well-known and famous of Alphabet's babies.  The online video sharing platform was acquired in 

November 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars.

The crowd-sourced mobile traffic advisory, update and navigation service serves as an enhancement to Google Maps.  Founded in Israel in 2008,

Acquired in 2013 for $966 million.

Smart-home product maker Nest started off with a sensor-drive, Wifi-enabled, programmable thermostat. Bought in 2014 for $3.2 billion, it merged with Google’s Home division to create Google Nest.

Nest

Looker, founded in 2011 by Lloyd Tabb, helps companies easily extract and analyse data. 

Bought in 2020 for $2.6 billion

Google plans to leverage its capabilities through the Google Cloud service.

Yes, the tiny wearable tech device that tells you how hard you are working out is owned by Google.

for $2.1 billion.

This is one of their latest acquisitions, done earlier this year,

Fitbit Inc

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