Democratization of the Knowledge
Google has become the first choice of the people across the world when it comes to search any information. Google is the most visited website of the world. Apart from Google itself its other products are also in the top list. They are also most viewed and searched products. Examples of such products are YouTube, Gmail, Google Play, Chrome, Blogger etc. It has become household name. For the last many years I myself have been using Google for acquiring any kind of information. In fact, life without Google will be monotonous and to some extent impossible. It has played a great and vibrant role in democratizing the knowledge. Google has a complete management system. As per its mission, Goggle organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful for the people. Google has become epitome of knowledge and awareness. It has grown rapidly for the last 10 years and acquisitions and mergers have also played important role in its extension and growth.
Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on 4 September 1998. Both these pioneers met during their PhD research at Stanford University in California in 1995. Larry Page was 22 while Brin was 21 at that time. They became friends and after long study and discussion Google came into existence from an idea.
Its domain was registered on September 15, 1997. It was founded on September 4, 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in Menlo Park, California, United States.
Humble beginning from Garage
Google’s first workspace was Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park, California. Susan was their friend. Susan became the Google’s first marketing manager and is now the CEO of YouTube. She has been serving the YouTube since 2014.
In the beginning Google was nicknamed “BackRub”, as the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a website.
Google supports around 109 languages and can translate more than 37 languages.
Google has launched a number of products but some of the most used products are Google News, Gmail, Google Books and Google Assistant.
Google News was launched in September, 2002. Google introduced Gmail on April 1, 2004. One of the widely used tools Google Translate was launched on April 28, 2006. YouTube was acquired by Google on October, 2006. Likewise Google Books and Google Assistant were launched in October 2004 and May 18, 2016 respectively.
According to an estimate, Google’s revenue amounted to 160.74 billion US dollars. Google earns revenue through advertising which amounted to 134.81 billion US dollars in 2019.