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Corp dev VP calls Android buy Google’s ‘best deal ever’

When a VP at a company that acquires as many businesses as Google calls the Android buy Google’s “best deal ever,” it’s a pretty big compliment. When that VP is none other than David Lawee, Google’s head of mergers and acquisitions, it’s an even bigger compliment. Google acquired Android Inc. in 2005 for the rumored sum of $50 million and has gone on to build it into the world’s fastest-growing mobile OS. In an interview with VentureBeat, Lawee gave Android his ultimate praise — and rightfully so. Android has allowed the Internet giant to serve ads to an entirely new market. Advertising, of course, is Google’s biggest money maker by a wide margin.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.