Google Inc. is a multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies, Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services (search, advertising, productivity tools, enterprise products and other products) and generates profit primarily from advertising through itsAdWords program.
The company was founded as a research project in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates.
It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering $85/ followed on August 19, 2004. Now about $537
Expansion through acquisition, partnerships (NASA)
Google Docs: Free online document, spreadsheet, presentation software allows real time collaboration and editing http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html
Google Scholar : Research based information http:// scholar.google.com /
Google Reader is one of the most popular RSS readers on the web and people use this to collect feeds (articles from blogs or news) which they can browse through later. See Bob Graham’s presentation http://jobsearchlearninglabs.wdfiles.com/local--files/click-here-for-2011-presentation-decks-if-presenter-provides/RSS_Feeds_Bob%20Graham_2011-02-25.pdf
Picasa is a free photo organization tool for Windows, Macs, and Linux that allows you to organize photos on your computer hard drive. They can be rated or assigned to albums for easy searching. You can also use it for minor photo editing, such as cropping and removing red eye.
Blogger is Google’s free tool for creating blogs. It can be found on the web at http:// www.blogger.com . The mixture of cost (free) and flexibility makes Blogger one of the best deals around.
Youtube: videos on just about any topic including job search