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Google's move toward online dominance

A look at some of the major deals the Web giant has made or attempted in an effort to expand its reach.

 
 

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Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page at Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. When Page and Brin founded Google Inc. on Sept. 7, 1998, they had little more than their ingenuity, four computers and an investor's $100,000 bet on their belief that an Internet search engine could change the world.


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