Google Acquisitions

3 Reasons Why Google Won't Buy Akamai

Over the past few years, Akamai has become that single Aunt Betsy that everybody's always trying to fix up. This week's suitor chatter finds Google on bended knee. And why not? Akamai's the top dog among content-delivery networks. Google would love to have it. But here's why a deal is unlikely to occur.

Google Plans a Gradual Entry Into Social Networking

If you're waiting for Google to announce its new Facebook-beating social networking entry, you're going to be waiting awhile. CEO Eric Schmidt says Google's new plan is to gradually roll out some social networking features starting this fall, rather than launching a full-fledged standalone service.