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  1. 1. Maria Papakanakis Prof. Ruth Best Seminar: Critical Issues in Business
  2. 2. HISTORY <ul><li>Google Inc. was founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. </li></ul><ul><li>They were computer science students at Stanford University and became friends while attending a school event. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1996, they developed their first search engine called “BackRub”. This attempt was not very successful. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HISTORY <ul><li>Brin and Page continued their efforts and in 1997, Google came to life. </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted the name of their new search engine to represent an infinity of information. </li></ul><ul><li>The word “Google” is made up from the mathematical term “googol”, which is used for the number represented by the numerical 1 followed by 100 zeros. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HISTORY <ul><li>By the end of 1998, Google was named one of the “Top 100 Web Sites” by PC Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Google entered the NASDAQ stock market on Aug. 19, 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>The price of their stock on the very first day was $85 dollars. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LIFE OF A G O O G L E QUERY <ul><li>The Google search engine operates by sending the users’ query search through the company’s index server. </li></ul><ul><li>The index server works similarly to an index in a book and then sends the search to a more specific location. </li></ul><ul><li>The search then goes into the doc server which brings up all relevant documents. </li></ul><ul><li>The results are displayed to the user within a fraction of a second. </li></ul>
  6. 6. FINANCIALS <ul><li>Google has been a very profitable company as a whole. </li></ul><ul><li>Exactly one year after entering the stock market, the price of Google stock was $280.oo dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>By October of 2007, it has reached $707.00 dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Google’s average stock price presently, sells at about $480.00. </li></ul>
  7. 7. FINANCIALS April 2010, 1 st Quarter reported revenues: $6.77 billion dollars July 2010, 2 nd Quarter reported revenues: $6.82 billion dollars 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Total Revenue: 23,650.56 21,795.55 16,593.99 10,604.92 6,138.56 Gross Profit: 14,806.45 13,174.04 9,944.90 6, 379.89 3,561.47
  8. 8. CRITICAL ISSUES <ul><li>Recently, Google executives fired one of their software engineers for violating privacy issues. David Barksdale is being accused of hacking into Gmail and Google Voice accounts of a number of children. </li></ul><ul><li>Google offices in South Korea, and several countries in Europe and Australia are apparently being examined by authorities for privacy violations. Google is being accused of collecting and storing data from Internet clients that were using Wi-Fi wireless networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Google is also being sued by Oracle, the maker of Java software, for apparently using its software for its Android phone without permission. </li></ul>
  9. 9. GOOGLE FUN FACTS <ul><li>Google staffs more than 2, 668 employees who are known as Googlers. </li></ul><ul><li>The company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA is the Googleplex. </li></ul><ul><li>Google’s chef has also worked for the rock band The Grateful Dead and George Clinton. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, American Dialect Society members voted “Google” “ the most useful ” Word of the Year. </li></ul><ul><li>The verb “google”, was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006. </li></ul>
  10. 10. REFERENCES <ul><li>Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Income Statement Chart - </li></ul><ul><li>One year chart </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Information. (2010). Company Overview. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 13, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Information. (2010). Milestones. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved on September 13, 2010 from </li></ul><ul><li>Company Overview. (2010). About the company </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved on September 20, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 500. (2010). Top Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved on September 20, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Google query. (2010). Retrieved on September 13, 2010 from </li></ul>
  11. 11. REFERENCES <ul><li>La Monica, R.(2004). Google sets $2.7 billion IPO. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 12, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Popkin, H. (2010). Creepy Google stalker proves your privacy is an illusion </li></ul><ul><li> Retrieved September 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Predictions </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Press Center. (2010). Google Fun Facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 13, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Swartz, J., (2010, August 16). Oracle goes after Google over Java . USAToday. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown. (2010). Google Inc., Company History. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 12, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Woo, J and McGroarty, P. (2010 August 11). Corporate News: Google mapping worries spread—South Korean police raid internet firm’s offices; German officials criticize street view review plan. The Wall Street Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved September 7, 2010 from </li></ul>