Google Inc. is an American multinational Internet and software corporation specialized in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. It hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were both attending Stanford University.
Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024. The company’s mission statement from the outset was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”,and the company’s unofficial slogan is “Don’t be evil“. In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California.Learn More