Google is a technology company best known for its search engine. It was founded in 1998 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Google is a California-based company that has utilized technology to make a comprehensive search engine and other products and services. Its stated mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. 


The search engine uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce results after a user has entered a topic, phrase, or question. Users can filter results according to image, maps, news, videos, shopping, scholarly content, and more. The results that the users see are based on PageRank, which establishes an order to the websites relevant to the topic or question entered into the search engine. The order is based off of how many pages and the history of those pages which can be linked back to the original site. 

Other Google products and services include Gmail, Google Docs, YouTube, Google Calendar, and ChromeBooks. 


As the company has grown, so has its acquisitions. Google has actively bought technologies, products, and services with potential to be successful. Such acquisitions include AdMob and Waze. 


September 17, 2019

Google today announced an update to how it handles videos in search results.

Videos aren't skimmable like text, meaning it can be easy to overlook video content altogether," Google Search product manager Prashant Baheti writes in today's announcement.

September 16, 2019

Google to host Pixel 4 unveiling at New York City event on October 15

September 16, 2019

Google will launch the Pixel 4 and other hardware on October 15 in New York

Alongside the Pixel 4, it's expected that Google will launch a larger version called the Pixel 4 XL, as it has done in past years.

Last year, the company launched the Pixel Slate, which largely failed to live up to expectations.

September 15, 2019

An attorney general at this year's conference, Doug Peterson of Nebraska, was one of the main speakers when states announced an antitrust investigation into Google last week.

September 13, 2019

Court documents filed on Friday reveal Google -- which is owned by its parent company Alphabet and valued at $US859 billion -- will argue in its defence it acted reasonably in providing a review platform because the man promoted himself in "extravagant terms".

September 10, 2019

While Google didn't share any specific products that will be announced that Tuesday, most believe the event will be headlined by the unveiling of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones.

September 4, 2019

Google's parent company, Alphabet, made a profit of $30.7 billion on revenue of $136.8 billion last year.

August 31, 2019

The FTC's complaint details Google's mixed messages about who the site is geared for, and includes as evidence Google presentations made to toy companies Mattel and Hasbro where YouTube is described as the "new Saturday Morning Cartoons" and the "#1 website regularly visited by kids.

August 26, 2019

The Google Pixel 3 was a contentious handset when it launched last year.

August 20, 2019

Google reveals list of games for Stadia, ahead of November launch at Gamescom

August 19, 2019

Google just announced Android Q will be called Android 10, and that we should expect its official release in a few weeks.

August 2, 2019

Google announced plans to auction spots on a "choice screen" from which users will select their preferred search engine.

August 2019

Google's game streaming service isn't set to launch until November, but the company kept the hype train going through the mid-August doldrums with a Gamescom Stadia Connect live stream.

June 18, 2019

Google announces it will set aside $750 million in land and $250 million in financing to spur developers in the San Francisco Bay Area to build at least 20,000 homes and rehabilitate other housing over the next decade.

May 27, 2019

Google said it planned to invest about 600 million euros ($672 million) in a new data center in Hamina, Finland.

May 15, 2019

Google launches Pixel 3a phone is priced as low $399 

May 7, 2019

Google launches Israel program to help startups grow globally

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it has launched a four-month program in Israel to help startups grow globally using its experts and tools.

March 19, 2019

Google announces Stadia video game service

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday a video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers.

March 2019

In March, the European Union levied a €1.5 billion fine against Google.

December 17, 2018

Google said on Monday it would expand its presence in New York City with a $1 billion campus in the West Village, allowing the company to double the size of its 7,000-employee work force over the next decade.

July 2018

The European Union fined Google $5.1 billion in July for abusing its market dominance in smartphone software.

March 2018

In March, Google spent $2.4 billion to buy the Chelsea Market building in Manhattan, where the company had set up some of its New York offices.


It's possible that the company could, for example, launch a follow-up to the original Google Home and the Google Home Mini, as both of these speakers are now a few years old at least.

August 2015

Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc.


In 2012, Google agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle F.T.C. charges that it had violated the consent order by deceiving users of Apple's Safari browser about its data-mining practices.


Google was fined $22.5 million in 2012 for violating that settlement when the FTC found it improperly used tracking cookies on Apple's Safari browser.

June 2011

Google+ was launched as an invite-only platform in June 2011, before opening up to the public later in the year.


Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion.


Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin


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Suite of machine learning products developed by Google that enables people to train machine learning models.

A machine learning software library for numerical calculation

ML Kit beta brings Google's machine learning expertise to mobile developers in a powerful and easy-to-use package.

Online advertising service

An open source programming language.

Optical head-mounted computer glasses developed by google

Social networking service

June 28, 2011

Internet search engine developed by google, inc.

A mobile virtual network operator owned by google

Photo and video sharing and storage service by google

May 28, 2015

An online flight booking service from google

September 13, 2011

Cloud storage and file synchronization service from google

Mobile and web instant messaging application developed by google

Thin-client netbook developed by google running chrome os

Web mapping service application by Google

Google broadband network in various locations in the united states with 1 gbit/s bandwidth

Defunct rss/atom feed aggregator formerly operated by google

FeedBurner is a company founded by Dick Costolo.

Telecommunications service by google


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Larry Page


Sergey Brin


Further reading


Almost Everything You Need to Know About Google's History

Christopher McFadden


January 15, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts


Google's 20th Birthday

September 27, 2018