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Google General Facts:
  • Google Inc. is an American public corporation.
  • It was founded by Larry Page & Sergey Brin, whilst they were still students at Stanford University.
  • The company was first incorporated (as a privately held company) on September 4, 1998.
  • The name "Google" comes from a misspelling of the word "googol".
  • The Googleplex, Google headquarters, is located in Mountain View, California.
  • The company has approximately 20,000 employees.
Company Plaudits:
  • Most powerful brand in the world.
  • "Don't be evil" is the company's unofficial slogan.
  • Important tenets of Google include - Environmentalism, philanthropy & positive employee relations.
  • Reported by Fortune Magazine as the #1 "Best Place to Work" on numerous occasions.
  • Alexa ranking - Google is the most visited website on the Internet.
  • Mission Statement - "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful".
Google's Online Content:
  • E-mail - Gmail
  • Internet search
  • Office productivity
  • Online mapping - Google Maps, Geoogle Earth
  • Social networking - Blogger
  • Video sharing services - Google Video, YouTube
Computing Issues:
  • Google has also developed an open source web browser & mobile operating system.
Business Model:
  • Earns revenue from advertising related to its online content.
  • Google also sells advertising-free versions of the same online technologies.
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