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Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
Don’T Be Evil
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Don’T Be Evil

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A presentation of information about the giant that is Google! …

A presentation of information about the giant that is Google!

Note: All information in the slides are of 2008.

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  • 1. "We need to make sure that the next success story-the next Google-happens here in America" Barack Hussien Obama, The Pres. of US of A
  • 2. Tell me more..
    • Google Inc. is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online mapping, office productivity, social networking, and video sharing services
    • The Google headquarters, the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. As of 30 June 2008 the company has 19,604 full-time employees
  • 3. Ah! I see..
    • Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University on Sept 7 th , ‘98
    • The initial public (share market) offering took place on 19 August 2004, raising US$1.67 billion, making it worth US$23 billion
    • Identified multiple times as Fortune Magazine's #1 Best Place to Work.
  • 4.  
  • 5. History!
    • Google began in January 1996, as a research project by Larry Page, who was soon joined by Sergey Brin
    • Their search engine was originally nicknamed "BackRub" because the system checked “backlinks” to estimate the importance of a site
    • Originally, the search engine used the Stanford University website with the domain google.stanford.edu
    • In March 1999, the company moved into offices to Silicon Valley,
  • 6. Why Google?
    • The Google search engine attracted a loyal following and users who liked its simple design and usability
    • In 2000, Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords
    • The ads were text-based to maintain an uncluttered page design and to maximize page loading speed
    • The name "Google" originated from a common misspelling of the word "googol", which refers to 10 100
  • 7. Triviahh..
    • The first funding for Google as a company was secured in 1998, in the form of a US$100,000 contribution from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems
    • Yahoo!, a competitor of Google, also owns 8.4 million shares of Google
    • Founders of Yahoo!, J Yang and D Filo, senior college mates to Sergey B and L Page, the founders of Google, were offered to buy out Google in 1998
    • The only Indian-born Investor on the board is Ram Sri Ram.
  • 8. Growth of a gaint..
    • While the primary business interest is in the web content arena, Google has begun experimenting with other markets, such as radio and print publications
    • On 17 January 2006, Google announced that its purchase of a radio advertising company "dMarc", which provides an automated system that allows companies to advertise on the radio
  • 9. Google Innovation? Not Really
    • In 2004, Google acquired a company called Keyhole, Inc. which developed a product called Earth Viewer which was renamed in 2005 to Google Earth
    • In February 2006, software company Adaptive Path sold Measure Map, a weblog statistics application, to Google. End Product- Google Analytics
    • In late 2006, Google bought online video site YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stock. End Product- The site itself
    • On 13 April 2007, Google reached an agreement to acquire DoubleClick. Google agreed to buy the company for US$3.1 billion. End Product- Google AdSense
  • 10. The In Thing
    • Google announced a partnership with NASA Research Center to build up 1,000,000 square feet of offices and work on research projects involving large-scale data management, nanotechnology, distributed computing, and the outerspace industry
    • Google owns a satellite that provides high-resolution imagery for Google Earth. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on 6 September 2008
  • 11. Trivi-oh-no-oh-yes
    • 99% of Google's revenue is derived from its advertising programs
    • The company reported US$10.492 billion in total advertising revenues
    • Google is the most used search engine on the web with a 53.6% market share, ahead of Yahoo! (19.9%) and Live Search from Microsoft (12.9%)
    • In London, Google Space was set-up in Heathrow Airport, showcasing several products, including Gmail, Google Earth and Picasa
  • 12. Why Should Employees Feel Lucky?
    • Google is known for its relaxed corporate culture
    • Recreational amenities are scattered throughout the campus and include a workout room with weights and washers and dryers, a massage room, assorted video games, a piano, a pool table, and ping pong.
    • There are FREE snack rooms stocked with various foods and drinks.
    • As an interesting motivation technique, all Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time (one day per week) on projects that interest them
  • 13. What?!?
    • Google has been criticized for having salaries below industry standards
    • The founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and CEO Eric Schmidt, are paid a salary of US $1 per month!
    • Schmidt was making US$25,000 (Rs. 12 Lakhs) per month, and Page and Brin each earned a salary of US$15,000 (Rs. 7 Lakhs)
    • Forbes reported that Sergey Brin and Larry Page were tied for #5 with a net worth of US$18.5 billion each, as of 2007
  • 14. I’m feeling stupid.. (Google Hoaxes)
    • Google has a tradition of creating April Fool's Day jokes—such as Google MentalPlex, which allegedly featured the use of mental power to search the web.
    • In 2002, they claimed that pigeons were the secret behind their growing search engine
    • In 2005, a fictitious brain-boosting drink, termed Google Gulp was announced
    • In 2006, they came up with Google Romance, a online dating service
    • In 2007, a free wireless Internet service called TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider) in which one obtained a connection by flushing one end of a fiber-optic cable down their toilet !
  • 15. For the people, to the people & by the Googlers
    • Chrome, anOpen source web browser, headed by Sundar Pichai, an IIT Kharagpur graduate
    • Google Desktop and Gadgets, search your local computer!
    • Google Earth, satellite imagery service
    • Gmail, the innovative and the very first AJAX application on internet
    • Lively, a 3D animated Messenger
  • 16. Contd..
    • Google Picasa, photo organization and editing application
    • Google SketchUp, Simple 3D sketching program
    • Google Web Accelerator, uses various caching technologies to increase load speed of web pages
    • Google Talk, application for VoIP and instant messaging
    • Google Gears for Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer, a browser plug-in that enables development of off-line browser applications
    • Google Docs, document, spreadsheet and presentation application
    • Google Knol, Google’s answer to Wikipedia
  • 17. Contd..
    • Android, open Source mobile phone platform (and OS), set to roll out in Q4 ‘08
    • Google Code, Google's site for developers interested in Google-related development
    • Google Web Toolkit , an open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java
    • And virtually 1000 more in the offing..
  • 18. Don’t Be Evil Thank You

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