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

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.

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 Pixelbook Go.

October 15, 2019

Google announces new Google Assistant with huge boost to speed.

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.

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Acquisitions

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Products

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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
Benedict Carey
July 3, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.
Ron Amadeo
July 2, 2020
Ars Technica
The Pixel 4a missed its May launch date. Now Google isn't selling any budget phones.
Heather Landi
July 2, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Consumer groups are urging regulators to scrutinize Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit, citing privacy and competition concerns. The groups are warning antitrust regulators that the deal is a "test case" for future big tech acquisitions.
Sankalp Phartiyal & Aditya Kalra | Reuters
July 1, 2020
@bsindia
The order came after the government this week banned several Chinese apps including ByteDances TikTok, Alibabas UC News and Tencents WeChat citing threat to sovereignty and integrity.
Sarah Perez
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Google's SmartReply, the four-year old, A.I.-based technology that helps suggest responses to messages in Gmail, Android's Messages, Play Developer Console, and elsewhere, is now being made available to YouTube Creators. Google announced today the launch of an updated version of SmartReply built for YouTube which will allow creators more easily and quickly interact with their [...]
Omar Faridi
July 1, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
UK Fintech SumUp, a digital payments service provider, partners Google to make it easier for clients to purchase gift cards.
Chase Banger
June 30, 2020
Kitchener
A Kitchener, Ont., smart glasses maker has been acquired by Google after eight years in the tech game.
Ben Patterson
June 30, 2020
TechHive
The free Seasonal Savings feature can help you shave up to five percent off your annual heating and cooling costs.
Darrell Etherington
June 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Google confirmed today via blog post that it has acquired Canadian smart glasses company North, which began life as human interface hardware startup Thalmic Labs in 2012. The company didn't reveal any details about the acquisition, which was first reported to be happening by The Globe and Mail, last week. The blog post is authored [...]
Julian Chokkattu
June 30, 2020
Wired
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processors should speed up watches running Wear OS, but Google's wearable platform will need more than that to see any real growth.
Steven Levy
June 30, 2020
Wired
Vas Narasimhan talks about drug prices, vaccine development, the rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine, and how Big Pharma might win back the trust of consumers.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
June 30, 2020
Mail Online
The AR dinosaurs - accessible via Google search - are based on the designs featured in 'Jurassic World Alive', a game by Montreal-based developer Ludia.
Steve Lohr
June 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
A proposal to give scientists access to huge data sets and powerful computers.
BS Web Team
June 30, 2020
@bsindia
Marsha is credited as one of the key leaders of the 1969 Stonewall uprising-widely regarded as a critical turning point for the international LGBTQ+ rights movement
AP | PTI
June 30, 2020
@bsindia
Some of the ads charged fees for registering people to vote, while others sucked up peoples personal information for marketing purposes
Cecilia D'Anastasio
June 29, 2020
Wired
As videogame companies increasingly shift to the cloud, data centers have taken on outsized importance.
Jim Salter
June 29, 2020
Ars Technica
Rival privacy-focused search engine Startpage is not impressed.
Sachin P Mampatta, Krishna Kant and Shine Jacob
June 29, 2020
@bsindia
Some moderation in gains even as unlock continues
June 28, 2020
Hindustan Times Tech
More tech news includes Spectacles coming to India and Intel using flawed testing techniques to establish supremacy over AMD.
June 28, 2020
India Today
The Exposure Notifications contact tracing technology is now available in India on Android phones but it is of no use to you because the government's Aarogya Setu app doesn't use Google or Apple API.
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