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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Acquired company
Acquisition amount (USD)
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Products

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Description
Launch date
Industry
Website

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

Name
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

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

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