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

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.

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.

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Products

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Website
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Industry

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
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Date

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Google's History

Christopher McFadden

Web

January 15, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
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Google's 20th Birthday

September 27, 2018

Companies

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AP
August 3, 2020
@bsindia
Google is pairing its Nest smart home technology with ADT and buying a stake in the home security company
Rob Nicholls | The Conversation
August 1, 2020
@bsindia
The draft code allows commercial news businesses to bargain - individually or collectively - with Google and Facebook, in order to be paid for news the tech giants publish on their services
Kashmir Hill
July 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.
Press Trust of India
July 31, 2020
@bsindia
During their investor calls, the US-based companies highlighted the importance of the Indian market which is home to one of the worlds largest Internet consumer bases
Our Foreign Staff
July 31, 2020
The Telegraph
The Australian government plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate fair pay for news content.
Kate Cox
July 30, 2020
Ars Technica
Marathon session was nearly two different hearings, depending on party of questioner.
Kevin Cummings
July 30, 2020
AmericanInno
As companies look to create diversity in their workplaces in the wake of ongoing protests and conversations about racial justice and equity, Google is looking to give a boost to Black startup founders with a new accelerator program. And the inaugural cohort has two North Texas startups. As part of a broader effort at Google to bring awareness to Black-owned businesses, the company announced the launch of its Google for Startups Accelerator for Black Founders. The inaugural class will include Dallas-based diversity, equity and inclusion platform Kanarys and McKinney's salon and barbershop space rental app ShearShare (both of which are NTX Inno 2020 Inno on Fire honorees), along with 10 other startups from across the country. Mandy Price, CEO at Kanarys (Photo via kanarys.com). "It's been inspiring to witness so many people look for ways to invest in the Black community," Jewel Burks, head of Google for Startups U.S., wrote in a blog post. "It's my hope that... Google's tools and
Jim Dallke
July 30, 2020
AmericanInno
Google is rolling out several new initiatives to support Black-owned businesses, including a new startup accelerator for Black founders. And it features a Chicago upstart among its inaugural cohort.
Matt Stoller
July 30, 2020
the Guardian
'Mark Zuckerberg had to confront his own emails in which he noted that Facebook's purchase of Instagram was done to buy out a competitor.' Photograph: Getty Images
BBC News
July 30, 2020
BBC News
The Chinese firm has overtaken Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor.
Reuters
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
The deal, announced last November, would see Google compete with market leader Apple and Samsung in the fitness-tracking and smart-watch market
July 30, 2020
WebWire
Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that a new predictive algorithm is using UpToDate® search activity from clinicians at the point of care--together with data streams from social media, internet search trends and mobility data from smartphones--to serve as a coronavirus early-warning system that could forecast an outbreak two to three weeks in advance. The algorithm is presented in a pre-published paper on arXiv.com. Researchers, including Dr. Mauricio Santillana, Director of the Machine...
Adam Satariano
July 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The region's lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.
IANS
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
Google said it has built the worlds fastest machine learning (ML) training supercomputer that broke AI performance records in six out of eight industry-leading MLPerf benchmarks
IANS
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
In one of the harshest attacks on Google, two US representatives accused the company of helping Chinas military
Natasha Lomas
July 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Google alternative Ecosia is on a mission to turn search clicks into trees. The Berlin based not-for-profit reached a major milestone earlier this month, having used ad revenue generated by users of its privacy-sensitive search engine to plant more than 100 million trees across 25 countries worldwide -- targeted at biodiversity hotspots. However these good [...]
IANS
July 30, 2020
@bsindia
Sundar Pichai squirms when asked whether he signed off on the companys 2016 decision to merge data from the advertising company Double Click
Chris Ciaccia
July 29, 2020
Fox News
House lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the heads of some of the world's largest tech companies - with Democrats questioning whether the companies violated U.S. antitrust laws and stole from competitors, while Republicans slammed them over alleged censorship and bias against conservatives.
Chris Ciaccia
July 29, 2020
Fox News
Ironically, tech issues momentarily delayed a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday that has the CEOs of the four largest U.S. tech companies facing questions on a wide range of topics,
Cecilia Kang and David McCabe
July 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
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