Google Ventures

Google buys Meebo to bolster Google+ team

Think acquihires are limited to relatively small deals for relatively small, young companies? Think again.

Google, which is aggressively investing in Google+ despite widespread skepticism over its prospects, yesterday confirmed the rumors that it is acquiring toolbar and ad service Meebo.

Google launches VC fund

If you’re an internet entrepreneur and you could pick any company to invest in your startup, which one would it be?

Chances are Google would be at or near the top of the list. And for good reason: Google is not only the 800-lb. gorilla of the internet and one of the most prominent companies in the world, it has been fairly aggressive over the years in acquiring young startups, from hot consumer plays like YouTube to enterprise ventures like Postini.