On the surface, there's little that connects Google (NAS: GOOG) to Intel (NAS: INTC) . But dig deeper and you'll find that Google Ventures is quickly becoming Silicon Valley's second-biggest brand name in corporate venturing, right behind none other than Intel Capital. This week, the search king authorized another $100 million annually for its venture group to invest in up-and-comers, a bet that could pay off handsomely as Google tries to turn the Web into the world's largest breeding ground for new software. Find out more in the video below.

With more than 130 investments, it's fair to say Google Ventures is well diversified. But given its huge bet on Android, there's little doubt mobile is a key area of focus. Want to follow along? You aren't the only one. Our Foolish analysts call the mobile uprising "The Next Trillion-Dollar Revolution." They've recently released a report that not only explains why the seismic shift to mobile will dwarf any other technology revolution before it, but also names a key company poised to profit. Hundreds of thousands have requested access to previous reports, and you can access this new report today by clicking here -- it's free.

 

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