Known as one of the most important companies today, Google is based on offering internet and computing services to those who access its portal. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, in the city of Menlo Park, California, United States. One of the main purposes for which this company was founded was to allow free and universal access to all types of information through its search portal, today one of the most popular and used on the entire planet.
The system on which Google is based is organized around the idea of being an extremely agile and complete Internet search engine, allowing its users to access thousands of sites and data in a matter of seconds. From the first years of operation until today, this company has added numerous complementary services related to the activity and which are specially designed to make the use of the virtual network something simple, safe and effective. Among these products we can mention Google’s exclusive email system, Gmail, the Orkut social network and Google Buzz.
Google is characterized by having an extremely simple search portal, in which only a space appears to place the word or phrase to be searched for, and this means that it is an Internet site free of propaganda or advertisements that, in many cases, can become disturbing for users. Its key known as ‘I’m going to be lucky’ has also become renowned for functioning as a direct link to the first site listed.
In terms of numbers, Google is one of the most dynamic companies, with more than 6.5 billion dollars in 2009 and nearly twenty thousand employees.