Google to acquire Yelp? Buzz this

Posted by Prasada Martala Dec 18, 2009


TechCrunch is reporting that Google is in advanced negotiations to acquire Yelp. Few months ago, Google started it's own service called Place Pages which provides information about restaurants, neighborhoods, points of interests etc. Place Pages is intended to provide same functionality as Yelp. If the deal goes through, we can expect Yelp to compliment Google's Place pages service or even replace it.

With the recent missed opportunity on lala, Google appears to be acting fast on yelp deal. Below is the list of acquisitions made by Google so far.

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2009-12-04
AppJet
Google Wave
2009-12-23
Teracent
Google AdSense
2009-09-09
Gizmo5
Google Voice
2009-09-09
AdMob
Mobile Advertisement
2009-09-16
reCAPTCHA
Security
2009-08-05
On2
YouTube

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2008-09-12
TNC
Textcube
2008-07-30
Omnisio
YouTube

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2007-10-09
Jaiku
Google Mobile
2007-09-27
Zingku
Google Mobile
2007-07-20
Image America
Google Maps (Aerial photography)
2007-07-09
Postini
Gmail
2007-07-02
GrandCentral
Google Voice
2007-06-19
Zenter
Google Documents
2007-06-05
PeakStream Inc
Server Computing
2007-06-01
FeedBurner
FeedBurner
2007-05-30
Panoramio
Panoramio
2007-05-11
Green Border
Google Chrome
2007-04-19
Marratech
Google talk
2007-04-17
Tonic Systems
Google Documents
2007-04-13
DoubleClick
Google AdSense
2007-03-16
Trendalyzer
Google Analytics
2007-03-16
Adscape Media
Google AdSense
2007-01-04
Xunlei
Google Sites

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2006-12-18
Endoxon
Google Maps
2006-11-13
YouTube
YouTube
2006-10-31
Jotspot Inc
Google Sites
2006-08-15
Neven Vision
Picasa
2006-04-09
Orion
Google Search
2006-03-14
@Last Software
Google Sketchup
2006-03-09
Upstartle (Writely)
Google Documents
2006-02-14
Measure Map
Google Analytics
2006-01-17
dMarc Broadcasting
Google AdSense

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2005-12-20
AOL (5% stake)
Search
2005-11
Skia
Android platform, Chrome browser
2005-11-17
Akwan Information Technologies
Internet Backbone (Latin America)
2005-09-15
Transformic Inc
Search
2005-08-17
Android
Android platform
2005-07
Reqwireless
Google Mobile
2005-07-07
Current Communications Group
Internet backbone
2005-05-12
Dodgeball
Google Latitude
2005-03-28
Urchin Software
Google Analytics
2005-01
2Web Technologies
Google Spreadsheets

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2004-10
Where2
Google Maps
2004-10-27
Keyhole
Google Maps, Google Earth
2004-09
ZipDash
Google Maps for Mobile
2004-07-13
Picasa
Picasa, Blogger
2004-06-23
Baidu
Baidu Search Engine
2004-05-10
Ignite Logic
Blogger

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2003-10
Sprinks
Google AdSense, AdWords
2003-10-07
Genius Labs
Blogger
2003-09-30
Kaltix Corp
iGoogle
2003-04
Applied Semantics
Google AdSense, AdWords
2003-04
Neotonic Software
Google Groups, Gmail
2003-02
Pyra Labs
Blogger

Date

Company

Resulting Service
2001-09-20
Outride
iGoogle
2001-02-12
Deja.com
Google Groups


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