Google: an acquisition timeline, 2004...present

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From Picasa in 2004 to Motorola in 2011, Google is no stranger to putting its hand in its pocket for large and small deals.

With cash reserves that would make George Osbourne choke, it's hardly a surprise to see the biggest deal of the year coming from the search giant.

Its latest pick-me-up? A $12.5bn deal for Motorola Mobile.

Google's acquistions



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