Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising, technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. According to digital information world, Google was the most visited website in 2019, with over 63.14 billion visits.
Google was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a California privately held company on September 4, 1998, in California.
An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex.
The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine (Google sreach). It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides), email (Gmail), scheduling and time management (Google Calender), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging and video chat (Duo, Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, Street View), video sharing (Youtube), note-taking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos).
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