10 Notable Google Acquisitions
Pyra Labs (2003) – While Pyra Labs may not be a familiar name, its Blogger service was a big part of the reason Weblogs exploded onto the Web. Launched in 1999, it almost shut down in late 2000 as the dot-com bubble burst — but rode out the storm by operating out of the home of co-founder Evan Williams. As the online economy began to pick up, Pyra Labs operated with a skeleton staff of six people, but its easy to use tools gave everyone who had the urge to create an outlet for their thoughts the opportunity. Once Google bought the company, Blogger saw its user base grow into the millions.