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. 


March 21, 2020

Google launches coronavirus website in the United States

December 19, 2019

Google acquires Typhoon Studios, a Canadian video game developer. 

November 5, 2019

Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project. 

October 30, 2019

Google launches TensorFlow Enterprise which includes enterprise-grade support and optimized managed services on Google Cloud. 

October 15, 2019

Google announces new Google Assistant with huge boost to speed.

October 15, 2019

Google announces Pixelbook Go.

October 3, 2019

Google announces private Incognito browsing mode for Maps, as well as the ability to auto-delete YouTube browsing history and Google Assistant voice activity.

October 2, 2019

Google today announces new consumer privacy tools for some of its most-used products, including Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant.

September 26, 2019

Google releases Android 10 (Go edition).

September 23, 2019

Google launches Play Pass. 

September 17, 2019

Google announces an update on how it handles videos in search results.

August 20, 2019

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

August 19, 2019

Google announces that Android Q will be called Android 10.

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 launches Android apps subscription package.

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.


Google announces the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.


Google announces Pixel Buds 2.

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.

May 2017

Google realeases Jamboard.

August 2015

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


Google is fined $22.5 million for violating that settlement when the FTC found it improperly using 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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A machine learning software library for numerical calculation

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

Gps navigation mobile app

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Internet search engine developed by google, inc.

Online advertising service

An open source programming language.

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

Web mapping service application by Google

Social networking service

June 28, 2011

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

Photo and video sharing and storage service by google

May 28, 2015

Optical head-mounted computer glasses developed by google

Defunct rss/atom feed aggregator formerly operated by google

Cloud storage and file synchronization service from google

Thin-client netbook developed by google running chrome os

A mobile virtual network operator owned by google

Linux-based operating system developed by google

Domain registration service offered by google

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September 13, 2011

FeedBurner is a company founded by Dick Costolo.

Time-management web application 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




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