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Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Inc. is a Googleplex-based company founded in 2015 by Larry Page.

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as president. Alphabet is the world's fourth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.

The establishment of Alphabet was prompted by a desire to make the core Google internet services business cleaner and more accountable while allowing greater autonomy to group companies that operate in businesses other than Internet services. Page and Brin announced their resignation from their executive posts in December 2019, with the CEO role to be filled by Sundar Pichai, also the CEO of Google. Page and Brin remain co-founders, employees, board members, and controlling shareholders of Alphabet Inc.

When re-structuring, Larry Page talked about the new Alphabet and said:

Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence. In general, our model is to have a strong CEO who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed. We will rigorously handle capital allocation and work to make sure each business is executing well. In addition, with this new structure we plan to implement segment reporting for our Q4 results, where Google financials will be provided separately than those for the rest of Alphabet businesses as a whole.

Aquisitions

Company
Acquisition Date
Industry
Cost

@Last Software

March 14, 2006

3D Modeling Software

2Web Technologies

June 1, 2006

Online Spreadsheets

60db

October 11, 2017

Podcasts

Aardvark

February 12, 2010

Social search

$50,000,000

Admeld

June 9, 2011

Online advertising

$400,000,000

AdMob

November 9, 2009

Mobile advertising

Adometry

May 6, 2014

Advertising

Adscape

February 16, 2007

In-game Advertising

$23,000,000

Agawi

June 18, 2015

Mobile application

Agnilux

April 20, 2010

Server CPUs

AIMatter

August 16, 2017

Computer vision

Akwan Information Technologies

July 19, 2005

Search Engines

allPAY

December 31, 2005

Mobile Software

Alooma

February 19, 2019

Big Data

Alpental Technologies

June 19, 2014

Wireless

Android

August 17, 2005

Mobile operating system

$50,000,000

Angstro

August 30, 2010

Social networking service

Anvato

July 8, 2016

Cloud computing

API.AI

September 19, 2016

Natural Language processing

Apigee

September 8, 2016

Application programming interface

$625,000,000

AppBridge

March 9, 2017

Software

Appetas

May 7, 2014

Web development tools

AppJet

December 4, 2009

Collaborative real-time editor

Applied Semantics

April 2003

Online Advertising

$102,000,000

AppSheet

January 14, 2020

Mobile application

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Timeline

People

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Role
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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Calico

Arthur Levinson

San Francisco

Biotechnology, Anti-Aging Therapeutics

CapitalG

Mountain View, California

Venture Capital

Chronicle

Stephen Gillett

Mountain View, California

Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing

DeepMind

Demis Hassabis

London

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Google

Sundar Pichai

San Francisco

Advertising, Search Engine, Information Infrastructure

Google Fiber

Sundar Pichai

Mountain View, California

Internet Access

GV

David Krane

Mountain View, California

Venture Capital

Makani Power

Dr. Fort Felker

Alameda, California

Energy Production

Nest

Palo Alto, California

Home Automation, Internet of Things

Project Loon

Alastair Westgarth

Mountain View, California

Internet Connectivity

Project Wing

James Ryan Burgess

Palo Alto, California

Drone, Delivery

Sidewalk Labs

Daniel L. Doctoroff

New York City

Urban Planning, Smart City

Verily Life Sciences

Andy Conrad

San Francisco

Biotechnology, Software, Healthcare

Waymo

John Krafcik

Mountain View, California

Self-driving vehicles,

Automotive Industry

X (Company)

Astro Teller

Mountain View, California

Research and Development

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Bloomberg
July 29, 2020
@bsindia
Their fast-growing wealth provides a breathtaking measure of their companies economic might

References

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