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					Google Inc                                    . is an American multinational public corporation
invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and
develops a number of Internet-based services and products,[5] and generates profit primarily from
advertising through its AdWords program.[6][7] The company was founded by Larry Page and
Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys",[8][9][10] while the two were attending Stanford
University as PhD candidates.

It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public
offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt
agreed to work together at Google for twenty years, until the year 2024.[11] The company's
mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it
universally accessible and useful",[12] and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google
engineer Amit Patel[13] and supported by Paul Buchheit – is "Don't be evil".[14][15] In 2006, the
company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and
partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online
productivity software, such as its Gmail email service, and social networking tools, including
Orkut and, more recently, Google Buzz and Google+. Google's products extend to the desktop as
well, with applications such as the web browser Google Chrome, the Picasa photo organization
and editing software, and the Google Talk instant messaging application. Google leads the
development of the Android mobile operating system, used on a number of phones such as the
Motorola Droid and the Samsung Galaxy smartphone series', as well as the new Google Chrome
OS,[16] best known as the main operating system on the Cr-48 and also, since 15 June 2011, on
commercial Chromebooks such as the Samsung Series 5[17] and Acer AC700.[18]

It has been estimated that Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the
world,[19] and processes over one billion search requests[20] and about twenty-four petabytes of
user-generated data every day.[21][22][23][24]Alexa lists the main U.S.-focused google.com site as
the Internet's most visited website, and numerous international Google sites (google.co.in(14) is
the most visited site in India, google.co.uk in the U.K, etc.) are in the top hundred, as are several
other Google-owned sites such as YouTube (Alexa:3), Blogger (Alexa:6), and Orkut.[25] Google
also ranks number two in the BrandZ brand equity database.[26] The dominant market position of
Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright,
and censorship.[27][28]

				
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