Enterprise Applications: 10 Companies We Want to See Google Buy
When Google bid to buy video compression software maker On2 Technologies Aug. 5, the search engine giant emphasized that improving the quality of its video technologies was a priority for the company. But Google has many other areas where it can improve through acquisition. It has the world-leading search engine; Android, the mobile operating system; the Chrome Web browser; and a host of Web services, including Google Apps, Google Maps and the socially oriented Latitude. Google is also readying the Chrome Operating System for netbooks. With Google's broad swath of Web services in mind, eWEEK took a walk down Conjecture Lane to guess some companies or services Google should buy to fortify its arsenal.