How Many Companies Did Google Acquire In 2011?
I betcha lots of marketers are asking that same question. Michelle Hammond tells us that Eric Schmidt, speaking at this year's LeWeb conference in Paris, told attendees that Google acquired about one company per week in 2011. Mind you, that includes one-person companies with technology to build into Google applications that most of us wouldn't normally hear about. Hammond writes that the actual figures show Google acquired 57 companies in 2011, for an approximate total of $14 billion.