Google buys analytics specialist Looker in $2.6bn cash deal

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Google adds data analyticis and visualisation chops
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Google adds data analyticis and visualisation chops

Deal intended to bolster Google Cloud but Looker will continue to support other cloud databases

Google has announced that it is acquiring data analytics firm Looker for $2.6 billion. It will be Google's third-largest purchase in its 21-year history and biggest since Nest deal in 2014. It w...

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