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Nest acquisition: Where next for 'new' Google?

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14 January 2014

 

In the adorable 2008 Pixar film Wall-E, much of the plot centres on the corporate behemoth that is Buy n Large.
BnL, a "mega-corporation", runs everything. Everything.
The company is the "world leader" in - to pick just a few - aerospace, agriculture, the media, food, science, infrastructure and transport.
But it didn't start out that way. At first, BnL just sold yogurt.
And in 1998, Google just did search.
These days, it's the biggest player in internet advertising. It's a company that sends balloons into near-space, and kits out entire cities with underground cables. It's a company that runs most of the world's smartphones and tablets (logging customers' locations as it goes), and is taking on the wearable tech sector with its smart goggles, Google Glass.
Monday's announcement that Google was to acquire smart-thermostat-maker Nest for $3.2bn (£2bn) came hot on the heels of a big shopping spree in robotics, with the notable acquisition of Boston Dynamics.
It meant Google, whose motto is famously "don't be evil", now counts a company set up to create military equipment as part of its portfolio.
Oh, there are those self-driving cars, too.
So what exactly is Google, now?

 

 
 
 
​So what is Google, now? 
 
In my opinion It's not just a search engine anymore. (Move if needed)

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