Google – The Largest Search Engine in the World


Life is like Google

You just need to know what you are searching for.


What does Google mean?

Google is an internet search engine. It uses a proprietary algorithm that’s designed to retrieve and order search results to provide the most relevant and dependable sources of data possible.

CEO, and former Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

Google’s stated mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It is the best search engine in the world. Google is so dominant that the term “Google” can also be used as a verb.

Google’s algorithm was patented and named PageRank. The current search technology is based on some of these principles.

Although the Google corporation has since branched out to provide many other products beyond search, the search engine is still Google’s most popular service. Google is an American company that is most commonly known as a search engine.

Recently the company moved into the mobile hardware market by creating its first Google phone, called Pixel.

The domain was registered on September 15/1997, the company incorporated on September 4/1998.


Search tools

  • Google Search – a web search engine and Google’s core product.
  • Google Alerts – an email notification service that sends alerts based on chosen search terms whenever it finds new results. Alerts include web results, Google Groups results, news and videos.
  • Google Assistant – a virtual assistant.
  • Google Dataset Search – allows searching for datasets in data repositories and local and national government websites.
  • Google Flights – a search engine for flight tickets.
  • Google Images – a search engine for images online.
  • Google Shopping – a search engine to search for products across online shops.
  • Google Travel – a trip planner service.

Groupings of articles, creative works, documents, or media

  • Google Arts & Culture – an online platform to view artworks and cultural artifacts.
  • Google Books – a website that lists published books and hosts a large, searchable selection of scanned books.
  • Google Finance – searchable US business news, opinion, and financial data.
  • Google News – automated news compilation service and search engine for news in more than 20 languages.
  • Google Patents – a search engine to search through millions of patents, each result with its own page, including drawings, claims and citations.
  • Google Scholar – a search engine for the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. Includes virtually all peer-reviewed journals.
  • YouTube – a video hosting website.

Advertising services

  • Google Ads – an online advertising platform.
  • AdMob – a mobile advertising network.
  • Google AdSense – a contextual advertising program for web publishers that delivers text-based advertisements that are relevant to site content pages.
  • Google Ad Manager – an advertisement exchange platform.
  • Google Marketing Platform – an online advertising and analytics platform.
  • Google Tag Manager  – a tag management system to manage JavaScript and HTML tags, including web beacons, for web tracking and analytics.

Communication and publishing tools

  • Blogger – a weblog publishing tool.
  • FeedBurner – a tool in news feed management services, including feed traffic analysis and advertising facilities.
  • Google Chat – an instant messaging software with a capability of creating multi-user “rooms”.
  • Google Collections – a collections app
  • Google Classroom – a content management system for schools that aids in distribution and grading of assignments and providing in-class communication.
  • Google Currents – a digital bulletin board.
  • Google Duo – a video chat mobile app.
  • Google Fonts – a web font hosting service.
  • Google Groups – an online discussion service that also offers Usenet access.
  • Google Meet – a video conferencing platform.
  • Google Voice – a VoIP system that provides a phone number which can be forwarded to actual phone lines.

Productivity tools

  • Gmail – an email service.
  • Google Account – controls how a user appears and presents themselves on Google products.
  • Google Calendar – an online calendar with Gmail integration, calendar sharing and a “quick add” function to create events using natural language.
  • Google Charts – an interactive, web-based chart image generation from user-supplied JavaScript.
  • Google Domains – a domain registration service, with website publishing partners.
  • Google Docs Editors – a productivity office suite with document collaboration and publishing capabilities. Tightly integrated with Google Drive.
    • Google Docs – a document editing software.
    • Google Sheets – a spreadsheet editing software.
    • Google Slides – a presentation editing software.
    • Google Drawings – a diagramming software.
    • Google Forms – a survey software.
    • Google Sites – a webpage creation and publication tool.
    • Google Keep – a note-taking service.
  • Google Drive – a file hosting service with synchronisation option; tightly integrated with Google Docs Editors
  • Google Translate – a service that allows carrying out machine translation of any text or web page between pairs of languages.
  • Google Maps – mapping service that indexes streets and displays satellite and street-level imagery, providing directions and local business search.
  • Google My Maps – a social custom map making tool based on Google Maps.
  • Google Maps Gallery – a collection of data and historic maps.
  • Google Mars – imagery of Mars using the Google Maps interface. Elevation, visible imagery and infrared imagery can be shown.
  • Google Moon – NASA imagery of the moon through the Google Maps interface.
  • Google Street View – provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world.
  • Google Sky – view planets, stars and galaxies.
  • Google Santa Tracker – simulates tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Statistical tools

  • Google Analytics – a traffic statistics generator for defined websites, with Google Ads integration. Webmasters can optimize ad campaigns, based on the statistics. Analytics are based on the Urchin software.
  • Google Surveys – a market research tool.
  • Firebase – an open, Creative Commons, attribution licensed collection of structured data, and a Freebase platform for accessing and manipulating that data via the Freebase API.
  • Google Ngram Viewer – charts year-by-year frequencies of any set of comma-delimited strings in Google’s text corpora.
  • Google Public Data Explorer – a public data and forecasts from international organizations and academic institutions including the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat and the University of Denver
  • TensorFlow – a machine learning service that simplifies designing neural networks in an easier and more visible fashion
  • Google Trends – a graphing application for Web Search statistics, showing the popularity of particular search terms over time. Multiple terms can be shown at once. Results can be displayed by city, region or language. Related news stories are shown. Has “Google Trends for Websites” sub-section that shows popularity of websites over time.
  • Google Activity Report – a monthly report including statistics about a user’s Google usage, such as sign-in, third party authentication changes, Gmail usage, calendar, search history and YouTube.
  • Google Data Studio – an online tool for converting data into customizable informative reports and dashboards.

Business-oriented products

  • Google Workspace – a suite of web applications for businesses, education providers and nonprofits that include customizable versions of several Google products accessible through a custom domain name. Services include, but are not limited to, Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Docs Editors, Google Sites, Google Meet, Google Chat, Google Cloud Search, and more.
  • Google My Business
  • Google Tables (beta) – Business workflow automation tool
  • Google Care Studio – tool for clinicians to search, browse and see highlights across a patient’s broader electronic health record.
  • Google ARDA project – stand for automated retinal disease assessment. It is an AI tool to help doctors detect retinal disease.

Developer tools

Security tools

  • reCAPTCHA – a user-dialogue system used to prevent bots from accessing websites.
  • Google Safe Browsing – a blacklist service for web resources that contain malware or phishing content.
  • Titan – a security hardware chip.
    • Titan Security Key – a U2F security token.
    • Titan M – used in Pixel smartphones starting with the Pixel 3.
    • Titan C – used in Google-made Chromebooks such as the Pixel Slate.

Operating systems

  • Android – a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.
    • Wear OS – a version of Android designed for smartwatches and other wearable items.
    • Android Auto – a version of Android made for automobiles by Google.
    • Android TV – a version of Android made for smart TVs.
  • Cast OS – a version of Google Cast which powers some Google Nest devices.
  • Chrome OS – a Linux-based operating system for web applications.
  • Glass OS – an operating system for Google Glass.
  • Fuchsia – an operating system based on the Zircon kernel.

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