Two main aspects 1.Company itself 2. People who run the company
Product: Single or Diversified? Operating history: New or Seasoned? Ability to grow: Organic or Stagnant?
1995 Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford. (Larry, 22, a U Michigan grad, is considering the school; Sergey, 21, is assigned to show him around.) According to some accounts, they disagree about most everything during this first meeting. 1996 Larry and Sergey, now Stanford computer science grad students, begin collaborating on a search engine called BackRub . BackRub operates on Stanford servers for more than a year -- eventually taking up too much bandwidth to suit the university. 1997 Larry and Sergey decide that the BackRub search engine needs a new name. After some brainstorming, they go with Google -- a play on the word &quot;googol,&quot; a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web.
August Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim writes a check for $100,000 to an entity that doesn't exist yet: a company called Google Inc. September Google sets up workspace in Susan Wojcicki's garage at 232 Santa Margarita, Menlo Park . Google files for incorporation in California on September 4. Shortly thereafter, Larry and Sergey open a bank account in the newly-established company's name and deposit Andy Bechtolsheim's check. Larry and Sergey hire Craig Silverstein as their first employee; he's a fellow computer science grad student at Stanford. December &quot;PC Magazine&quot; reports that Google &quot;has an uncanny knack for returning extremely relevant results&quot; and recognizes us as the search engine of choice in the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998.
March Eric Schmidt is named chairman of the board of directors. Google.com is available in 26 languages. April Swedish Chef becomes a language preference. July Image Search launches , offering access to 250 million images. August We open our first international office, in Tokyo. Eric Schmidt becomes our CEO . Larry and Sergey are named presidents of products and technology, respectively. October A new partnership with Universo Online (UOL) makes Google the major search service for millions of Latin Americans. December Keeping track: Our index size grows to 3 billion web documents.
August Our Initial Public Offering of 19,605,052 shares of Class A common stock takes place on Wall Street on August 18. Opening price: $85 per share. Our index of web pages reaches 8 billion .
Web Index 1 trillion unique URLs( and the number of individual web pages out there is growing by several billion pages per day) automatic translation between 41 languages, covering 98% of the languages read by Internet users.
Board of Directors Eric Schmidt , Google Inc. Sergey Brin , Google Inc. Larry Page , Google Inc. John Doerr , Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Ram Shriram , Sherpalo John Hennessy , Stanford University Arthur Levinson, Genentech Paul Otellini , Intel Shirley M. Tilghman, Princeton University Ann Mather
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<ul><li>2009 Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work for. </li></ul><ul><li>The 50 who matter now. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet services and retailing sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies where MBA candidates say they'd most like to work. </li></ul>R A N K I N G 1
We take our responsibility to our shareholders very seriously. Our belief is that we maximize shareholder value by maintaining a long-term focus. Rather than thinking about ways in which we can create short-lived economic gains each quarter, we focus on serving our users and delivering the most relevant information as fast as we can. By providing the best user experience, we believe that we are building a company that will create more value, not just for our users, but ultimately also for our shareholders as well. We pledge to adhere to the highest standards of integrity, on behalf of our users, our shareholders, and the world.
Contact Address:- Krista Bessinger Manager, Investor Relations Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Ph:- 650-214-5825 [email_address] www.google.co.in/intl/en/ about.html
THANK YOU!! Presented By: Neha Agrawal MBA 1 st Year DMS, Pondicherry University