The 15 Most Important Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Google Acquires Youtube

Date: Oct. 9, 2006

Acquired for: $1.65 Billion

In purchasing the video-sharing website, Google basically scooped up its biggest search engine threat. The merger provided YouTube with a number of moneymaking solutions that Google has managed to exploit through advertisements and contract negotiations with content owners. Since the takeover, the service has become one of the most profitable businesses ever, generating over $1 billion in annual revenue. 

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