Google vs. Apple: The acquisition showdown

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Apple and Google have both picked up quite a few smaller companies in recent years, and some larger ones like Motorola, and both have ample cash on hand to grab more. It can be a little hard to keep straight who bought what when, and for what purpose, but this new infographic from G+, a knowledge sharing site for academics, entrepreneurs and professionals makes it easier to get a bird’s-eye view of the situation. Can’t wait for all those map-related purchases Apple’s made to start showing up as noticeable changes to the iOS Maps app.

Note that this isn’t an exhaustive list of any and all acquisitions made by the companies, but it is a good lay of land in recent years. (Click to enlarge)

Infographic courtesy of G+.

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