Google Spending Millions to Find the Next Google
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google thinks it can be young and crazy again. And it is betting $200 million that it is right.
In the hottest market for technology start-up companies in over a decade, the Silicon Valley behemoth is playing venture capitalist in a rush to discover the next Facebook or Zynga.
Other pedigreed tech companies are doing the same, as venture capital dollars coming from corporations approach levels last seen in the dot-com bubble era of 2000.