Google mistakingly released its third-quarter earnings report several hours early. And the results? Not good.
As Google turns 13 on Tuesday, it's a very different company than it was even just a few years ago.
Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola will be its biggest acquisition ever -- more than four times the size of DoubleClick, the previous leader. But over the last decade, Google has been one of the biggest -- and most successful -- acquirers in the tech industry, and owes a lot of its success to these smart buys. Its core search advertising platform and most of its biggest new businesses, including Android, YouTube, and display advertising, all come from other companies. Join us as we count down Google's top 16 acquisitions by value and show what happened to them.
MySpace, a struggling competitor to Facebook, is bought by ad network Specific Media. The $30 million to $40 million price for MySpace is less than what News Corp. had hoped to sell it for.
April Fools' Day tends to be a bonanza for tech pranksters – from Twitter-only newspapers to upside-down YouTube pages and browsers that read your facial expressions. This year was no different. Click through for a look at the funniest Web gags of 2011.