Google in 2011: Courtroom & Boardroom is a new infographic from Search Influence. At it’s heart, this is a timeline history of acquisition and courtroom events through the first nine months of 2011, but there is a lot going on here.
Events are laid out in a psuedo-calendar format for each month, flagged by country and shaded to indicate win or loss. The change in stock price is also shown for the actual day of each event, but even though this implies the event’s impact to stock price, there are always many more factors driving price changes. Events are connected by colored lines to indicate on-going events and the related division of Google’s business.
I hope they keep evolving this design. In it’s current state, it’s a little hard to follow, but I love the multiple layers of data represented. This design could evolve to be more easily readable, and even be applied to other companies as well.
Thanks to Matt for sending in the link!