Comparing the financials of Google and Facebook the picture gets very clear ..
Parameters Google Facebook
Revenue ('13) $ 68 billion $ 8 billion
Market cap $368 billion $ 151 billion
Revenue/emp $1.25 million $ 1.25 million
Income $ 13 billion $ 1.5 billion
No of shares 673 million 2600 million
These two companies are the top players in the global IT scenario ( gone are the days of AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and so on..). As Google continues to gobble great startup companies like aerospace companies to help offer free wifi from space and Nest automation for domestic automation, it is able to offer innovative solutions very frequently to the people of the world.
List of acquisitions by Google so far ..
What started with Google acquisition in 2001 with Usenet , went thru many acquisitions, as much as 147 (as of April '14). Prominent among them were youtube in Oct 2006 for $1.25 billion, Double click for online advertising in 2007 for $3.1 billion, Motorola Mobility in Aug 2011 for $12.5 billion, WAZE, GPS navigation software in June 2013 for $0.97 billion, Nest Labs in Jan 2014 for $ 3.2 billion.
The future is for Google ( given its creative and innovative work environment ) at least for the next ten years given its passionate hunger for innovations and ideas for shaping the new developed world of the 2020s..
Why is Google doing all this ?? No one has the idea, but we can only safely assume that these are all being done by Brin and Page with good intentions to benefit mankind. The other positive idea coming out of this is the impact of technical innovations on thepeople of the world.. We are positive that Google's positive actions ( we do not have any idea what it could be) will make a definitive change on the world and the way we live, whether it is for the good or bad, only time will tell ..
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