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Google Inc. is an American multinational company specializing in Internet services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Today the Google brand is known all over the world and it is the most popular search system and the most powerful company in its short history managed to win a significant part of the virtual services market. A term “to google” universally used as an analogue of “search the Internet”.


History of Google


Google Inc. was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. On September 7, 1998, Google Inc. was officially registered. The company's head office is located in Mountain View, California.

In 2009, according to market research published by comScore, Google Search was recognized the dominant search engine in the United States market. Google indexes billions of web pages, so that users can search for the information they desire through the use of keywords and operators.

The name of the company comes from the mathematical term Googol (googol), which denotes a number consisting of one and one hundred zeros. The company's logo is one of the most recognizable and, naturally, the most valueable, it changes periodically in honor of not state holidays and dates.


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The main product of the corporation is the Google search engine – Google Chrome. In addition to the search engine, Google has a number of other free services: the mail service Google Mail, the system of statistics of sites for webmasters Google Analytics, video hosting Youtube, online service Google translator, the contextual advertising system for advertisers Google AdWords, question and answer services, etc.

Since 2001, Google has acquired many companies: for example, in 2004 it acquired Keyhole, Inc. and renamed the service in Google Earth. In 2006 Google bought YouTube's video hosting, and in 2007 – DoubleClick, in 2010 – Norwegian company Global IP Solutions - developer of the Web-based teleconference service.

Google collaborates with other organizations, for example with the Ames Research Center (NASA Branch), Sun Microsystems, Fox Interactive Media, GeoEye, Life magazine.

Capital costs of Google only for the first quarter of 2015 amounted to about $2.93 billion. The revenue of the company is $100 million dollars a day. 94% of Google revenue comes from AdWords advertising.

In 2011, Google was recognized as the company with the best reputation in the US, ahead of Microsoft, Sony and other companies. It fairly can call itself the best search engine.