Will Google ever slow down? Their latest acquisition as confirmed by The Register is PeakStream, a software developer. I decided to go take a look at their site to get a better idea of what they’re all about, but as of yesterday, their entire site is down. The Register explains best what they do: “PeakStream has developed tools that improve the performance of single-threaded applications on multi-core chips.”
In Google’s statement they say, “We believe the PeakStream team’s broad technical expertise can help build products and features that will benefit our users.” They mention products and features for users, but I think they’re more likely to use PeakStream internally.
Google really wasn’t a likely purchaser, and it appeared that PeakStream would have gotten snatched up by companies like Intel, AMD, Sun Microsystems, IBM and the like, given what they do. I guess we never know who Google will snatch up next whether it’s a likely purchase or not.
With PeakStream onboard I think Google will spend some time improving the performance of all their data centers. Nothing has been disclosed yet on the financial aspects of the deal.
So now there’s PeakStream, Feedburner, DoubleClick, and Panoramio on Google’s list of recent acquisitions, who’s next in line?
Source: Ars Technica (Thanks for the tip Cory!)