Google

Google

Google is a technology company best known for its search engine. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, 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.

Product

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.

Acquisitions

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.

Timeline

October 1, 2020

Google launches AI secretary that waits on hold for phone users.

September 1, 2020

Google launches a few updates to its Contact Center AI product.

August 27, 2020

Google says it is not in race to acquire China's TikTok.

August 5, 2020

Google collaborates with BBVA USA to offer digital bank accounts.

July 1, 2020

Google announces the launch of an updated version of SmartReply built for YouTube to allow creators more easily and quickly interact with their fans in the comments.

June 17, 2020

Google releases new ad features to help small businesses.

April 8, 2020

Google Stadia is free for everyone, with two-month trial for Pro Tier.

April 2020

Google announces that it was extending its employee paid leave policy to 14 weeks from eight weeks for caretakers, including parents looking after children whose schools are closed.

March 21, 2020

Google launches coronavirus website in the United States

December 19, 2019

Google acquires Typhoon Studios, a Canadian video game developer.

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Products

Product
Description
Website
Launch date
Industry
Google Classroom

A blended learning platform designed to be used by educators for both in-person and virtual learning. It is a part of Google and was launched in May 2014.

May 6, 2014

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

Web service by google

Internet search engine developed by google, inc.

Online advertising service

An open source programming language.

Web mapping service application by Google

Social networking service

June 28, 2011

Cloud storage and file synchronization service from google

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

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

Optical head-mounted computer glasses developed by google

Defunct rss/atom feed aggregator formerly operated by google

Thin-client netbook developed by google running chrome os

Linux-based operating system developed by google

Domain registration service offered by google

FeedBurner is a company founded by Dick Costolo.

Time-management web application by google

A mobile virtual network operator owned by google

Mobile and web instant messaging application developed by google

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Larry Page

Founder

Sergey Brin

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Google's History

Christopher McFadden

Web

January 15, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Google's 20th Birthday

September 27, 2018

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Associated Press
October 20, 2020
Boston Herald
The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
October 20, 2020
Computerworld
Piling on big tech companies is the fashion of the day, but don't expect the US government to break up Google.
Dan Goodin
October 20, 2020
Ars Technica
If you have Chromium versions of Nano Adblocker or Nano Defender, pay attention.
Ron Amadeo
October 20, 2020
Ars Technica
Nest got into home security three years ago, and now there's an unclear support future.
Dominic Rushe in New York and Kari Paul in San Francisco
October 20, 2020
the Guardian
Lawsuit accuses tech company of abusing its position to dominate search and search advertising
The Associated Press
October 20, 2020
CTVNews
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
Associated Press
October 20, 2020
Boston Herald
The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
The Kim Komando Show
October 17, 2020
Fox News
Amazon's Echo line is the reigning champ of the smart speaker world. Compared to virtual assistants like Google and Siri, Alexa works with far more gadgets and responds to significantly more commands than the competition.
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
October 16, 2020
the Guardian
The 4a's big brother is simple to use and has a great camera, but can't compete with rivals in terms of processing power
Dan Goodin
October 14, 2020
Ars Technica
Yes, it's serious, but high severity doesn't necessarily mean high risk.
Mark Sweney
October 14, 2020
the Guardian
Amazon paid only £14.4m in corporation tax on total UK revenues of £13.7bn last year. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Heather Landi
October 13, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Google, Optum, and Microsoft are teaming up with leading universities and foundations on a new initiative that aims to use data and analytics to learn from the global response to COVID-19. The goal is to better prepare the world for the next pandemic. Here's how the collaboration plans to do it.
Belinda Parmar
October 12, 2020
the Guardian
Social media addiction isn't a failure of parenting. It's a feature of the tech industry, says campaigner Belinda Parmar
Ron Amadeo
October 12, 2020
Ars Technica
OnePlus catches up to the competition with an always-on display.
Samuel Axon
October 12, 2020
Ars Technica
It's smaller, and you can control it with the Google Home app.
The Associated Press
October 12, 2020
CTVNews
Two American economists won the Nobel Prize on Monday for improving how auctions work, research that underlies much of today's economy -- from the way Google sells advertising to the way telecoms companies acquire airwaves from the government.
Ian Tucker
October 10, 2020
the Guardian
The tech activist on his new sci-fi novel and why we mustn't treat the moral downsides of social media as a necessary evil
WIRED
October 10, 2020
Ars Technica
Mobile ransomware has undergone a worrying evolution, new research shows.
Ron Amadeo
October 9, 2020
Ars Technica
YouTube wants to become an e-commerce player with direct sales on video pages.
The Associated Press
October 8, 2020
CTVNews
A French appeals court on Thursday upheld an order for Google to pay media companies to show their news content in search results.
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