What’s New with Google

August 23rd, 2016 Posted by Business Development, Experts, Tools and Technology No Comment yet

Do you remember the days when Google was simply a search engine? The company that Larry Page and Sergey Bin first founded in 1998 has since evolved into one of the world’s most dominant companies. But how exactly did Google come to this point? In this blog we’ll cover Google’s timeline and evolution over the years and look into some of the most profound steps Google has taken to date.

Google’s Founding

Larry Page and Sergey Bin founded Google while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford. The two started the search engine after they discovered a new way to determine a webpage’s relevance to the search, which they called PageRank. Google was first run under Stanford’s website before later being incorporated in 1998 and went public in 2004.

Beyond a Search Engine

Today Google is apparent in every aspect of life. Although it’s still best known as a search engine, as the term “google” is now a verb, the company has expanded and become Alphabet. Alphabet contains the following:

  • The core search engine (Google)
  • Productivity software (Google Docs)
  • Email (Gmail)
  • Cloud storage (Google Drive)
  • Social networking (Google+)
  • Music streaming (Google Play)
  • Web browsing application (Google Chrome)
  • Navigation (Google Maps)
  • Photo editing (Google Photos)
  • Note taking (Google Keep)
  • Video chatting (Google Hangouts)
  • And much, much more

In addition to this expansion, Google has acquired a number of large companies that helped them expand their dominance. The list is almost endless but some of the largest companies are:

  • Youtube
  • Android
  • Waze
  • Songza
  • Nestlabs

Everywhere you look Google is exerting its dominance.

What Next

One of the most incredible things about Google is the brainpower they are able to harness and continue to push the boundaries of technology. One aspect they’re exploring is robots as they have acquired numerous robotics companies integrated into their semi-secret research branch Google[x]. They are also exploring self-driving cars which currently are just used for mapping and such but in the future will be an option for those with health disabilities. Project Tango is another interesting idea as it focuses on 3D mapping and Tilt Brush allows you to paint in 3D via virtual reality. Google continues to push forwards in terms of innovation, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.

Headshot-Nate-TrimmerNate Trimmer is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a social media enthusiast with a background in organizational development and computer technology, he strives to help businesses understand and embrace social media.

Omnibeat is the digital marketing outsource solution for growth in Los Alamitos and the greater Long Beach area.


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