Google Mission Statement:
- At the beginning, desks were made of wooden doors and sawhorses. Some are still used by the engineering group.
- The first round of venture capital, $25 million, was provided by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Sequoia also funded YouTube with $8 million before it was purchased by Google.
- The first non-engineering Google employee was Omid Kordestani, who started in sales in May, 1999. Omid still works for Google today as the Senior V.P. of Global Sales & Business Development.
Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Videos, Google Search & Other Google Services:
Google, YouTube, and Blogger:
Another stand-alone Google-owned and operated website is Blogger.com. The ninth most popular global website, Blogger was made possible by Google’s purchase of Pyra Labs and Genius Labs in 2003. As of 2008, it is estimated that 6% of U.S. adults have created a blog, and over 57 million people read them.
Other popular Google alternatives search engines include Excite, Netscape, GoTo, DogPile, Direct Hit, Go, HotBot, iWon, and Raging Search.
Google's Retail Products and Services:
The retail part of the Google business is found in the Google Store, which is filled with Google logo merchandise like solar powered pedometers, slinkies, baby blankets, and denim pencils. This retail outlet is a minute part of the Google business, which is primarily focused on products and services that are internet-based, free to the end-user, and supported by advertising revenue.
Who Invented and Started Google? When Was Google Founded? Who's Behind Google?:
When Did Google Become a Company?:
Meaning of the Name and Why It Is Called "Google":
Sergey and Larry chose to name their search engine “Google” as a variation of this mathematical term because it related to the enormity of the task of organizing the immense amount of information that was available on the internet.
Google’s First Employee:
Google Philosophy and Quotations:
- "We have a mantra: don't be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone. So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing." - Larry Page
- "The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that." - Larry Page
- "As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work." - Sergey Brin
- "Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world." - Sergey Brin
Google Employment and Workplace:Google's workplace amenities are known by many and duplicated by few. In order to help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, Google provides these benefits onsite to its employees.
- Workout room with weights and rowing machine
- Locker rooms
- Washers and dryers
- Massage room
- Assorted video games
- Baby grand piano
- Pool table
- Ping pong
- Roller hockey twice a week in the company parking lot
- Snack Rooms with free snacks foods, fruit, and beverages
- Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the employee cafe.
Google Global Offices:Google has office locations around the world. Some of those office locations are listed below. Google Amsterdam, Netherlands
Google Bangalore, India
Google Beijing, China
Google Budapest, Hungary
Google Buenos Aires, Argentina
Google Copenhagen, Denmark
Google Dublin, Ireland
Google Hamburg, Germany
Google Helsinki, Finland
Google Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Google Hyderabad, India
Google Italy, Milan, Italy
Google Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Google Krakow, Poland
Google London, United Kingdom
Google Lulea, Sweden
Google Madrid, Spain
Google Manchester, United Kingdom
Google Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Google Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Google Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Google Moscow, Russian Federation
Google Mumbai, India
Google Oslo, Norway
Google Paris, France
Google Prague, Czech Republic
Google Sao Paulo, Brazil
Google Seoul, South Korea
Google Shanghai, China
Google Singapore, Singapore
Google Stockholm, Sweden
Google Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Google Taipei, Taiwan
Google Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Google Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Google Wroclaw, Poland
Google Zurich, Switzerland
More Google Worldwide Office Locations