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									This article is about the corporation. For the search engine, see Google Search. For other uses,
see Google (disambiguation).
                       Google Inc.

Type         Public
             NASDAQ: GOOG
Traded as    NASDAQ-100 Component
             S&P 500 Component
Industry     Internet, Computer software
             Menlo Park, California, U.S.
             (September 4, 1998)[1][2]
Founder(s)   Larry Page, Sergey Brin
             Googleplex, Mountain View,
             California, United States
Area served  Worldwide
             Eric Schmidt
             (Executive Chairman)
Key people   Larry Page
             (Co-founder & CEO)
             Sergey Brin (Co-Founder)
Products     See list of Google products.
Revenue        US$ 37.905 billion (2011)[3]
               US$ 11.632 billion (2011)[3]
Profit         US$ 9.737 billion (2011)[3]
Total assets   US$ 72.574 billion (2011)[3]
Total equity   US$ 58.145 billion (2011)[3]
Employees    53,546 (2012)[4]
             AdMob, DoubleClick, Motorola
Subsidiaries Mobility, On2 Technologies, Picnik,
             YouTube, Zagat
Website      Google.com
                References: [5]

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.[6] Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the
company's profits.[7][8]
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"[9] and the
company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be evil".[10][11] 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 and 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,[12] found on specialized
netbooks called Chromebooks. Google has increasingly become a hardware company with its
partnerships with major electronics manufacturers on its high-end Nexus series of devices and its
acquisition of Motorola Mobility in May 2012,[13] as well as the construction of fiber-optic
infrastructure in Kansas City as part of the Google Fiber broadband Internet service project.[14]

Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centers around the world,[15]
and process over one billion search requests[16] and about twenty-four petabytes of user-
generated data every day.[17][18][19][20]

As of October 2012, Alexa listed the main U.S.-focused google.com site as the Internet's second
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 and Blogger.[21] Google also ranks number
two in the BrandZ brand equity database.[22] The dominant market position of Google's services
has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and

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