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Jul 2014

Acquires Songza


Google acquires Songza, a service that creates soundtracks tailored to people’s changing moods, and plans to blend Songza’s technology into its own music streaming service. This service will cost $10 per month. Financial terms of the deal are not disclosed. Songza:

We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do.


9 Oct, 2006

Google buys YouTube


Google has recently purchased a majority (more than 50%) of YouTube for $1.65 billion. All 67 of YouTube’s employees kept their positions. Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, says:

I’m confident that with this partnership we will have the flexibility and resources needed to pursue our goal of building the next-generation platform for serving media worldwide.

A Message From Chad and Steve

17 Aug, 2005

Acquired by Google


Google buys Android Inc. for an undisclosed amount of money. Many employees, including co-founder Andy Rubin, continue to work on the project:

We acquired Android because of the talented engineers and great technology. We’re thrilled to have them here.

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