Google buys two more companies

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG -1.4%) has bought Stackdriver, a developer of software that monitors the performance and reliability of apps running on cloud infrastructure/app platforms.

Google naturally plans to offer Stackdriver's tools to developers leveraging its own cloud infrastructure and app development platforms, which received a big revamp in March. The acquisition follows the 2013 purchase of Web app server developer Talaria.

The Web giant has also bought Appetas, a startup that offers restaurants tools for quickly building mobile-friendly sites and accepting reservations/orders through them. Appetas will be shutting down its service as its team joins Google, which has invested plenty in its local ad/content offerings.

The purchases follow recent deals to acquire ad measurement tech provider Adometry and online retail analytics software firm Rangespan. Shares are lower on a down day for tech, but are faring better than those of many Internet peers.