The summer months have certainly not dampened Google's M&A appetite. By my count, the company has done 18 acquisitions this year, with three deals already done so far this August. With the IPO market still somewhat cool, Google is providing a one-stop exit shop for the technology sector. In fact, Google's 18 acquisitions just about equal the number (22) of technology/software companies that have gone public so far this year!
For an infographic of Google 2010 acquisitions, see http://www.trivergence.com/market.asp?MarketID=4087