Google: three acquisitions within a month

Google acquired the online photo editing program Picnik. With that, Google closes the third, small acquisition within a month. Previously, the social search engine Aardvark and reMail, a start-up behind the eponymous iPhone application, were purchased. Picnik, started in 2005, is an online alternative to paid photo editing programs

Google acquired the online photo editing program Picnik. With that, Google closes the third, small acquisition within a month. Previously, the social search engine Aardvark and reMail, a start-up behind the eponymous iPhone application, were purchased.

Picnik, started in 2005, is an online alternative to paid photo editing programs. Financial details are not disclosed by both sides.

What Google intends to do with the service is not revealed, but Picnik may well become part of Google Apps.

Picnik is now directly integrated into Flickr, a competitor of Googles Picasa.

Google announced in mid-February that it would expand the stable with social network services by acquiring Aardvark, a social search engine. Earlier, the search engine giant experimented with Google Answers, but in 2006 the plug was pulled out.

A week later Google bought reMail, this application was immediately removed from the App Store.

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