Don’T Be Evil


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A presentation of information about the giant that is Google!

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Don’T Be Evil

  1. 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. 2. Tell me more.. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>The Google headquarters, the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. As of 30 June 2008 the company has 19,604 full-time employees </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ah! I see.. <ul><li>Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University on Sept 7 th , ‘98 </li></ul><ul><li>The initial public (share market) offering took place on 19 August 2004, raising US$1.67 billion, making it worth US$23 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Identified multiple times as Fortune Magazine's #1 Best Place to Work. </li></ul>
  4. 5. History! <ul><li>Google began in January 1996, as a research project by Larry Page, who was soon joined by Sergey Brin </li></ul><ul><li>Their search engine was originally nicknamed &quot;BackRub&quot; because the system checked “backlinks” to estimate the importance of a site </li></ul><ul><li>Originally, the search engine used the Stanford University website with the domain </li></ul><ul><li>In March 1999, the company moved into offices to Silicon Valley, </li></ul>
  5. 6. Why Google? <ul><li>The Google search engine attracted a loyal following and users who liked its simple design and usability </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords </li></ul><ul><li>The ads were text-based to maintain an uncluttered page design and to maximize page loading speed </li></ul><ul><li>The name &quot;Google&quot; originated from a common misspelling of the word &quot;googol&quot;, which refers to 10 100 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Triviahh.. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo!, a competitor of Google, also owns 8.4 million shares of Google </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>The only Indian-born Investor on the board is Ram Sri Ram. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Growth of a gaint.. <ul><li>While the primary business interest is in the web content arena, Google has begun experimenting with other markets, such as radio and print publications </li></ul><ul><li>On 17 January 2006, Google announced that its purchase of a radio advertising company &quot;dMarc&quot;, which provides an automated system that allows companies to advertise on the radio </li></ul>
  8. 9. Google Innovation? Not Really <ul><li>In 2004, Google acquired a company called Keyhole, Inc. which developed a product called Earth Viewer which was renamed in 2005 to Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>In February 2006, software company Adaptive Path sold Measure Map, a weblog statistics application, to Google. End Product- Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>In late 2006, Google bought online video site YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stock. End Product- The site itself </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  9. 10. The In Thing <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  10. 11. Trivi-oh-no-oh-yes <ul><li>99% of Google's revenue is derived from its advertising programs </li></ul><ul><li>The company reported US$10.492 billion in total advertising revenues </li></ul><ul><li>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%) </li></ul><ul><li>In London, Google Space was set-up in Heathrow Airport, showcasing several products, including Gmail, Google Earth and Picasa </li></ul>
  11. 12. Why Should Employees Feel Lucky? <ul><li>Google is known for its relaxed corporate culture </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>There are FREE snack rooms stocked with various foods and drinks. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  12. 13. What?!? <ul><li>Google has been criticized for having salaries below industry standards </li></ul><ul><li>The founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and CEO Eric Schmidt, are paid a salary of US $1 per month! </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  13. 14. I’m feeling stupid.. (Google Hoaxes) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, they claimed that pigeons were the secret behind their growing search engine </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, a fictitious brain-boosting drink, termed Google Gulp was announced </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, they came up with Google Romance, a online dating service </li></ul><ul><li>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 ! </li></ul>
  14. 15. For the people, to the people & by the Googlers <ul><li>Chrome, anOpen source web browser, headed by Sundar Pichai, an IIT Kharagpur graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Google Desktop and Gadgets, search your local computer! </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth, satellite imagery service </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail, the innovative and the very first AJAX application on internet </li></ul><ul><li>Lively, a 3D animated Messenger </li></ul>
  15. 16. Contd.. <ul><li>Google Picasa, photo organization and editing application </li></ul><ul><li>Google SketchUp, Simple 3D sketching program </li></ul><ul><li>Google Web Accelerator, uses various caching technologies to increase load speed of web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Google Talk, application for VoIP and instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Google Gears for Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer, a browser plug-in that enables development of off-line browser applications </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs, document, spreadsheet and presentation application </li></ul><ul><li>Google Knol, Google’s answer to Wikipedia </li></ul>
  16. 17. Contd.. <ul><li>Android, open Source mobile phone platform (and OS), set to roll out in Q4 ‘08 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Code, Google's site for developers interested in Google-related development </li></ul><ul><li>Google Web Toolkit , an open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java </li></ul><ul><li>And virtually 1000 more in the offing.. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Don’t Be Evil Thank You