Google Inc. is an American multinational Internet and software corporation specialized in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were both attending Stanford University. Google 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 20 years, until the year 2024.

Sundar Pichai is the current CEO of Google.

About Google Inc

Google Inc. maintains an index of Websites and other online content, and makes this information freely available through its search engine to anyone with an Internet connection. The Company’s automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its online index. The Company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. Businesses use its AdWords program to promote their products and services with targeted advertising. In August 2008, the Company sold the search marketing business of Performics, a division of DoubleClick. In September 2008, Google Inc. bought Korea-based blogging software developer Tatter and Company. In September 2009, the Company acquired ReCAPTCHA Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department.

Google India

Google has its biggest facility outside United States in India. Google is setting up its only own campus in Asia at Hyderabad in India. The company is also investing Rs. 1,000 crore in Google Hyderabad in the next four years. Google Hyderabad campus will be operational by 2019. On 16 December 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai arrived in India on a two-day visit. The following are some of the announcements he made on his visit.

  • Officially announces Google Hyderabad. Google to invest Rs. 1,000 crore in Google Hyderabad campus.
  • Plans to double its employee count at Google Hyderabad
  • Google plans to recruit more employees in Bengaluru as well
  • Google to launch India's first 'Street View' project in Hyderabad
  • Google India to provide free Wi-Fi facilities at 100 Railway Stations in the country by next year. RailTel has signed an agreement with Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country. Mumbai Central will be the first railway station to get Wi-Fi by January 2016
  • Sundar Pichai announces Project Loon, to provide wireless internet with high-altitude balloons in remote areas

Google Software and Services

Google AdWords

Google Credit Cards for Small Businesses

In July 2011, Google has launched a pilot project called AdWords Business Credit in the US specifically for its AdWords customers. More than 1400 businesses participated in the pilot. Google has reported that 74% of the AdWords customers who are in the pilot are using the credit card to pay for AdWords.

In October 2012, Google started rolling out credit cards for its AdWords customers. The credit cards, a MasterCard, will be available for UK small business owners on 14 October 2012 and in the U.S. later in the month. In the UK, AdWords Business Credit has a variable of 11.9% APR Representative and in the US the rate will be as low as 8.99%.

Google has partnered with Barclays group in the UK and with Comenity Capital Bank in the US to issue the credit card.

Google SMS

Google SMS chat service is a free SMS service by Google that is accessible in 52 countries in Asia, Africa and North America. The feature was first introduced to some African countries in 2011.

The Google SMS service allows users to send text messages to mobile phones using Gmail Chat. Responses to the SMS sent will be displayed in Gmail Chat. The conversations can be stored in the Chat history.

Google SMS is introduced in India on 10 October 2012. The service is made available on eight mobile service operators - Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom and Vodafone (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, North East).

Users are given a credit of fifty messages. For every message sent, one credit decreases and for every message received the credit increases by 5 to a maximum of fifty. If receipients do not wish to receive text messages from any Gmail user, they can send ‘STOP’ to +918082801060. The service can be reactivated by sending ‘START’.


On 1 December 2012, it is reported that Google has acquired a start-up “BufferBox” which was co-founded by two Canadians of Indian origin, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah. BufferBox provides online shoppers to receive delivery of their packages to temporary lockers which they can access with a pin.

Google Apps

Google Apps “Make Me Asian” and “Make Me Indian” were criticized for perpetuating hateful and offensive stereotypes. The apps will allow users to alter their photos to resemble Asian and Indian stereotypes respectively.

Project Loon

Google has unveiled Project Loon which is aimed at providing Internet access at places that have little or no Internet connection at all. In April 2014, Google has expanded Project Loon to Nevada desert for the first time. Balloons flying at around 65,000 feet above earth’s surface will help provide internet access. Each balloon will use radio links of 2.4 GHZ.



On 14 September 2012 Google has rejected a request by the White House to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial film on its YouTube video site. The film has triggered protests in the Middle East especially at the US diplomatic missions.

In October 2012, Google announces that they will be offering Credit Card to Small Businesses of its Google AdWords. The Credit Card will be offered in UK and the US.

Google introduces its Google SMS service in India on 10 October 2012

Google shares plunge 8% on 18 October 2012 after the Q3 earnings could not meet market expectations.


Google launches a pilot offering Credit Card for its AdWords customers. About 1400 businesses participated in the pilot.


  • October 09: Profits up by 27% year on year, at $1.6 billion.

2012 Google Q3 Results

The Shares of Google plunged after the company has missed the market expectations of strong growth after they announced the Q3 results on 18 October 2012. The profits of Google fell 20% YoY to $2.18 billion, or $6.53 a share. Revenue rose 45% to $14.1 billion. The quarter earnings report hit Wall Street more than three hours early due to a glitch, which wiped $22 billion off Google’s market capitalization. At market close, Google shares recovered slightly to end at $695, down $60.49, or about 8% for the day.

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A large majority of the angel investors and venture capitalists who took part in a Booz & Company study say they will not put their money in digital content intermediaries (DCIs) if governments pass tough new rules allowing websites to be sued or fined for pirated digital content posted by users

Apps get legs as Telenor introduces a global Android Market initiative
(Fornebu, Norway / Hong Kong, 16 November 2011) In Hong Kong today, Telenor and GoogleTM launched a global agreement to stimulate further growth of the AndroidTM ecosystem. Telenor’s Android users will be able to access a carefully selected and continuously updated suite of relevant apps inside a fixed destination on the front page of Android MarketTM, in a store-in-store concept

YouTube unveils new design ‘to marry the best of TV with the best of online’
YouTube, the world’s most popular video-sharing website, has unveiled the biggest change in its history.

Google Inc. working with less known handset makers to target middle clas Indians
In its attempt to become a significant player in Indias huge wireless industry, Google Inc. would reportedly allow several less known Indian handset makers to release low-cost devices that include the technology giants Android operating system in the coming months. ANI

Google Inc. working with less known handset makers to target middle clas Indians
In its attempt to become a significant player in Indias huge wireless industry, Google Inc. would reportedly allow several less known Indian handset makers to release low-cost devices that include the technology giants Android operating system in the coming months. ANI

O3b Networks Signs Deal with Netcom, Nigeria to Provide Fast and Reliable Connectivity to Ships and Offshore Platforms
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Ittiam Announces Androidâ„¢-Based Video Phone With HD Playback
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Pak Datacom Limited Signs Exclusive National Capacity Agreement with O3b Networks to Deploy High-Speed Internet to Pakistan
Business Wire India

Sponsor Me Introduces the World’s First Action Sports Social Media Site to Offer Full Functionality on the iPad and iPhone
PR Newswire

Google yet to apply for Internet mapping services license in China
Chinese authorities have said that they have not received any application from US search engine giant Google Inc to provide Internet mapping services in the country. ANI

China Natural Gas Retains Big Four Accounting Firm Ernst & Young to Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
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Large Insider Trades Found in Polycom, Google, Urban Outfitters, BMC, VeriSign, & Tellabs; Reported by
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Truphone Slashes Mobile App Calling Rates
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Govt. issues notice to Google over wrong depiction of parts of J-K
Taking a serious note of Google India showcasing some part of Jammu and Kashmir incorrectly, the Government has issued notice to the website and directed its department to hold inquiry into the matter. ANI

Down By Half Insider Trade Alerts for Google, Procter & Gamble, Time Warner, Chevron, Biogen Idec, & Consolidated Edison; Reported by
PR Newswire

Brightstar Adds Google’s Nexus One to Android Device Global Distribution Program
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O3b Selects Europe Media Port (EMP) as its First Gateway Teleport Operator for New High Capacity Data Network
Business Wire India

Google cuts off ties with two Chinese advertisers
US-based search engine Google Incorporated has cut commercial ties with two of its Chinese advertising agents, highlighting concerns about its continued standoff with Beijing over content censorship. ANI

Large Insiders Trade Alerts on Google, Mastercard, Dolby, Public Storage, Medtronic, & Fidelity National; Reported by
PR Newswire Announces Investment Report Alerts & Trading Webinar: GOOGLE, Comcast Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and Sprint Nextel Corporation
MarketWire Daily Investment Report Alerts: Dell Inc., General Electric Company, Google Inc., and Microsoft Corporation

YouTube to Deliver Keynote at VidCon 2010

China still reviewing Googles license renewal application
The Chinese Ministry of Industrial and Information Technology has informed that it is still examining Google Inc.s application to renew its content license. ANI

Venture-Backed IPO Volume Continues to Increase in Q2 2010 While Acquisitions Hold Steady

Tech Stocks Not a Smart Investment Right Now

Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Smartphones

InsaneStocks Value Investing Watchlist: Citigroup Inc, Google Inc, General Electric Co, and Apple Inc.

O3b Networks and Telecom Cook Islands Sign Long Term Agreement on Bandwidth Provision for Internet Connectivity
Business Wire India

Guggenheim Museum and YouTube Launch Search for the World’s Most Creative Online Video

InsaneStocks Value Investing Watchlist: Citigroup Inc, Bank of America Corp, Google Inc, and Microsoft Corp.

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: Apple Inc, Yahoo Inc, Google Inc, and Citigroup Inc.

BrightScope Reveals the Top 10 Bay Area-Based Companies With the Highest Rated 401K Plans

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: General Electric Co, Sprint Nextel Corp, Intel Corp, and Google Inc.

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: Citigroup Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Google Inc.

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: Apple Inc, Google Inc, Ford Motor Co, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

YouTube Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary – Video Site Exceeds 2 Billion Views a Day

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: Sprint Nextel Corp, Citigroup, Yahoo Inc, Google Inc.

CheapStockAlert Value Investing Watchlist: General Electric, Ford Motor Co., Cisco Systems, Google Inc.

Critical Stock Alerts for Microsoft, Intel, Wal-Mart, and JPMorgan Chase Released by
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Critical Stock Alerts for E-Trade, American Express, Td Ameritrade, Red Hat, and Microsoft Released by

Black Google Search Engine Blackl Set to Win Over People’s Hearts

World’s Largest Semiconductor Brings Glad Tidings to Tech Sector

AAMCO iGAAUGE Mobile Application Now Available for Android Phones

PennyLaneReport Thursday Morning Watchlist: Apple Inc., Google Inc., Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc.

Googles Chinese knockoff Goojje will not change logo despite legal threat
Goojje, the Chinese search engine with a Google like logo will not change its design even as the American Internet giant threatens to sue it over copyright infringement. ANI

Erin Andrews case: Cops demand Hot Blonde Out of Shower video from Yahoo
Michael Barrett, who allegedly filmed ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked through a hotel peephole, illegally taped other women, cops believe. ANI

Achieving Universal Access: The Way Forward
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SES Invests in O3b Networks
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