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					Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is an American multinational corporation which
provides Internet-related products and services, including Internet
search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies.[5]
Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the company's

The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both attended
Stanford University. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the
company's stake. Google was first incorporated as a privately held
company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on
August 19, 2004. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to
organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and
useful",[8] and the company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be
evil".[9][10] In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in
Mountain View, California.

Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products,
acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search
engine. The company offers online productivity software including email,
an office suite, and social networking. Google's products extend to the
desktop as well, with applications for web browsing, organizing & editing
photos, and instant messaging. Google leads the development of the
Android mobile operating system, as well as the Google Chrome OS browser-
only operating system,[11] found on specialized netbooks called

Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centers
around the world,[12] and process over one billion search requests[13]
and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every

As of September 2009 Alexa listed the main U.S.-focused site
as the Internet's most visited website, and numerous international Google
sites as being in the top hundred, as well as several other Google-owned
sites such as YouTube, Blogger and Orkut.[18] Google also ranks number
two in the BrandZ brand equity database.[19] The dominant market position
of Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues
including privacy, copyright, and censorship.[20][21]

    1 History
        1.1 Financing and initial public offering
        1.2 Growth
        1.3 Acquisitions and partnerships
        1.4 Google Data Centers
    2 Products and services
        2.1 Advertising
        2.2 Search engine
        2.3 Productivity tools
        2.4 Enterprise products
        2.5 Other products
    3 Corporate affairs and culture
        3.1 Employees
        3.2 Googleplex
    3.3 Easter eggs and April Fools' Day jokes
    3.4 Philanthropy
    3.5 Network neutrality
    3.6 Privacy
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

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