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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. Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the
company's profits.

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", and the
company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be evil".        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 Androidmobile operating system, as well as the Google
Chrome OS browser-only operating system, found on
specialized netbooks called Chromebooks.

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