Amid Buying Spree, Google Hungers For Bigger Deals

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 5:59 PM EST) -- With the acquisition of online photo-editing site Picnik, Google Inc. has snapped up its third company in as many weeks, but the technology titan's recent buying spree likely only presages even bigger deals to come, analysts say.

The Picnik acquisition announced Monday is Google's third deal in less than three weeks and its eighth in the past seven months. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has made no secret of the fact that the company is eager to restart acquisition engines cooled by the global recession, predicting in...
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