DocVerse was the next acquisition, and it brought major improvements to the collaboration in Google Docs.
To get the knowledge for the Visual Search in Google Goggles, they purchased Plink Art, a startup company focusing on visual search.
Then Agnilux back in April.This wasn't the start of the spending spree, but this company was actually pretty interesting. Agnilux focuses on server technology and has been helping Google to maintain their servers and keep them protected from floods (massive amounts of connections).
Here's a demonstration.
But since Google acquired them, they haven't released anything new for the desktop, and they took down the old programs. Oh well, at least they put it to good use in Android.
Anyways, that's not even all of the software they've acquired this year. There have been others such as BlindType, and they're even considering shelling out 5 BILLION to purchase Groupon. In my opinion, that's a stupid idea, since Google will probably not make that much revenue back. If you bought Groupon for 1.5 Billion dollars, and got 300 million dollars back per year, that's 5 years before you make the money back. Then there's the competition.
For a complete list, check here.
That's all for now, and probably the last post from our blog.
Have fun anybody that reads our blog.