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Maybe Google feels like it has $6 billion burning a hole in its pocket. A few months after Groupon turned down the search giant’s acquisition offer, Google says it will be back in the M&A game soon. At the Global Technology Symposium today in Silicon Valley, Google’s M&A chief Neeraj Arora said the company could actually surpass its M&A totals of last year, according to Matt Rosoff at  BusinessInsider.

That would be an impressive achievement. After all, despite losing out on the Groupon bid, the company still made 40 deals last year, including several Seattle area startups.

Google has successfully gobbled up some key technologies over the years, including YouTube, DoubleClick and Android.

Meanwhile, Google’s acquisition pace has heated up as Microsoft’s has slowed down. So, who is Google going to buy next?

John Cook is co-founder of GeekWire. Follow on Twitter: @geekwirenews.

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