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Topic: google acquisition

Nest Isn't Just Smart and Sleek, But Funny Too, in First TV Ads

Device spots debut in time for holiday shopping

The connected-home company, Nest, is about to air its first TV commercials, a series of four humorous spots that show off the company's smart thermostats, smoke alarms, Web cameras, etc.…

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal

Complements two other services in the space

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube. "Over the coming months,…

Google's Acquisition Shows It's Hungry for More Digital Video Advertising

Buys mDialog to serve promos across screens

Google is buying mDialog, a small player in the digital video ad space to add to the search giant's DoubleClick collection. Canada-based mDialog provides technology to major media companies such as…

Google Winds Down Wildfire to Focus on DoubleClick Integration

Competitor Sprinklr says it's going to gain from the move

Google’s Wildfire clients—companies like Amazon, Gap, Dairy Queen, Cisco—are looking elsewhere for their social media management needs. The company that the search giant bought in 2012 for a reported $250…

Google's Spider.io Acquisition Boosts Anti-Fraud Team

Looks to clean up video, display ad activity

Google boosted its anti-fraud detection team by acquiring anti-malware company spider.io. The announcement was posted on the DoubleClick Advertiser Blog this morning. Google said the acquisition of London-based spider.io’s seven-member team…

How Google's $7B Loss On Motorola Is A Success (Or Not)

Analysts say that the 'big bet gone wrong' may be win after all

Google spent $12.5 billion for Motorola, sold it off in pieces that returned $5.1 billion, and yet some analysts are claiming that it was a deal well struck. On its face,…

Google Takes $7B Hit In Motorola Sale

Hardware dreams crash in ill-fated acquisition

Google’s Motorola adventure came to an abrupt end today, as the search giant unloaded the smartphone maker for a more than $7 billion loss. It’s the best money Google ever…

Google Welcomes Nest Home

Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

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