But size of transaction alone does not determine significance. Consider Google's 2005 purchase of Android, rumored to cost a mere $50 million. Android has driven quick adoption of Google's mobile platform, which has augured well for company's broader ad-based business model.
For our take on Google's most significant acquisitions, see the infographic at http://www.trivergence.com/market.asp?MarketID=4105. This visual is destined for change as Google's corporate acquisition machine continues its march forward.