Here’s a short presentation on Google by Ruksar Kachchhi. Click on the image below to access the presentation.
Google is a multinational corporation. It provides online services like web search, sending and receiving emails, advertising, office suite etc. Google’s mission statement is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. The company’s unofficial slogan is “Don’t be evil”. It is estimated that Google runs over one million servers in data centre around the world. Alexa Internet.inc listed google.com as the most visited website on the internet. Millions of people use Google everyday in more than 100 languages and regard Google and internet as one. We cannot imagine life without Google.
Who Founded Google?
Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University while pursuing their Ph.D. in computer science. In 1996, as students Larry and Sergey took up a very impossible research project and turned it into multibillion dollar enterprise with global reach.
In 1996, they built a search engine using the servers of Stanford university and named it BlackRub. Later they changed the name of the search engine from BlackRub to Google based on the mathematical term “Googol” which is used to represent a numeral ‘1’ followed by hundred zeros.
The First Investor of Google
Andy Bechtolsheim is an electrical engineer and the co-founder of Sun Microsystems in 1982. He was the chief hardware designer in the company. Bechtolsheim studied at Stanford University and derived the name of his company from Stanford University Network. He was the first investor of Google and had given a $100,000 cheque in the name of Google.inc.
The first “Google doodle” appeared in 1998. It was meant to let people visiting the homepage know that Googlers were offline at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. Until today more than 1000 doodles have been posted on homepages worldwide.
How Does Google Earn?
Google gets most of their income through selling targeted advertisements to business owners. Some of its income also comes from selling advanced services like paid Gmail or Google drive accounts with a huge storage capacity of 25GB to businesses, institutions and governments around the world.
Google AdWords is a self-service program for creating online ad campaigns for businesses. Google AdWords program enables us to create Ads in a variety of Google services like Google Search, Google Maps and Google Adsense Network. Business owners can target their ads by location of users and keywords.
Today Google’s various advertising options like text ads, video ads and so on have helped thousands of businesses to grow and succeed worldwide.
In 2004 on 1st of April or on April fools day Google launched its email service called Gmail. Gmail is a free advertising-supported email service which gives an initial storage capacity of 1GB per user and has features like speedy search, huge amounts of storage capacity(paid) and shows threaded messages. It is most used email service on the internet and gives a tough competition to other companies like Yahoo and Hotmail.
Google Maps & Google Earth
In 2004 Google acquired digital mapping company keyhole and launched Google maps. Later in 2005, Google earth was also launched. At present, Google maps has features like providing directions, live traffic conditions and street view in some countries. In addition Google earth shows the oceans and the moon.
YouTube was founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Google does not earn any good profits from YouTube but then too it has not closed it, as millions of people around the world use YouTube on daily basis and also because of the company’s unofficial slogan “Don’t be evil”.
In 2007, Google announced about its G-phone which will have Google’s operating system called Android. Android is a open source for mobile devices. The first commercially available phone to run android was HTC Dream which was launched on 22th october 2008.
Android became the world’s leading smartphone platform at the end of 2010. In June 2012, there were more than 600,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play was 20 billion.
Word got out about Google Chrome a day ahead of schedule when a comic book introducing Google’s new open source browser was shipped earlier than planned.
On September 2nd 2008 Google launched its open source browser called the Google chrome. Chrome is designed to be very fast and has very good features which increase its efficiency. It has built in malware and auto update system and many other useful features.
CEO of Google
In 2001, Eric Schmidt was declared the CEO of Google while Larry Page and Sergey Brin were named as the presidents of products and technology, respectively. In 2011, Larry page the co-founder of Google became the CEO and Eric Schmidt was declared as the executive chairman of Google.
In June 2011, Google plus was introduced as a new invention for social networking, which is a combination of Facebook plus Twitter. Google plus helps everyone to share recommendations with friends, contacts and the rest of the web. It also allows to share any important conversation within your circles and thus is giving a tough competition to Facebook.
Google drive was introduced in 2012. Google drive helps in storing all our files from documents, spreadsheet, form, drawing to PowerPoint presentations. It provides 5GB of free memory space. We can also buy extra space by giving some money. It is one of the most efficient and useful invention by Google.