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Discover the history of Google and its products

History of Google - Who doesn't know this website? Google is the largest Internet search engine in the world. Most aspects of knowledge, both natural knowledge, countries and even the world are very comprehensive on Google. In addition to this, Google also offers several features that can also help us to facilitate the use of gadgets in our daily activities.

Google runs to be very necessary for all circles. Even today, school children also need this website to find more information about courses. Not only that, Google also helps provide information for people who want to work. So what is Google? How in history did Google become the largest search engine? And what products does Google make? Here is another understanding.

History of Google

Google is currently a friend of the time. Every day, billions of people use Google. Google is a search engine company founded in 1998. Google is one of the largest and most comprehensive sites in the world. Additionally, the services provided by Google also vary, such as email accounts, web browsers, productivity software, mobile phones and apps, mapping tools, e-books, internet advertising, as well as various videos and other social networking sites.

Thanks to Google, we can easily search for current and past news or information. We just have to find what we want to know by requiring the power of the Internet to support Google. The platform is under the auspices of Google LLC, an American multinational that also specializes in the production of services and Internet products.

Google's mission is to provide the world with information and to make it universally accessible and useful. It is therefore no wonder that Google is the most popular website because the features provided are varied and there are many advantages to using Google.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google when they were students at Stanford University. They are 16% shareholders of the company. Google was incorporated as a private company on September 4, 1998. Since then, the company has grown rapidly, resulting in various products, acquisitions and partnerships in the area of Google's core search engine.

Google comes from a misspelling of gogol or the mathematical term for the number one followed by one hundred zeros in decimal. In 2000, Google became popular when it became a search engine for one of the popular sites, namely Yahoo!. Then, in 2004, Yahoo! abolished, searches on Google eventually grew to 200 million times a day.

The company offers online or networked productivity software. In addition, Google also offers mail or email, office application packages and social networks. The company also includes the development of Android operating system which is useful for mobile phones. Google Chrome OS is also useful for the Chromebook line of netbooks.

After that, Google also turned to communications hardware. Google also works with various major electronics manufacturers that are used to manufacture its Nexus devices, as well as acquiring Motorola Mobility in May 2012. In 2012, fiber optic infrastructure was installed in Kansas, which is used as a broadband internet service for Google Fibre.

The company is estimated to operate over a million servers in data centers across the world. Not only that, it is also estimated to be capable of processing over a billion search queries and around twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. In December 2012, google.com was named the most visited website in the world.

The sites available on Google are ranked in the top hundred, just like YouTube and Blogger. Google is also ranked second in the BrandZ Brand Equity Database. But market dominance has been criticized for copyright, censorship and privacy. In 2014, Google also received an award from Business Indeed as the company with the most valuable brand.

On August 10, 2015, Google announced the creation of a new company called Alphabet which would become the holding company to include Google as well as other businesses unrelated to Google's core business.

During the restructuring, Larry Page will become CEO of the new company Alphabet. While Sergey Brin was president. Sergey Brin was accompanied by Erich Schmidt as executive chairman. Google's CEO will be Sindar Pichai.

Google products

For more than 20 years, this company has been useful for every user. Google also offers several innovative and useful products, such as the following:

1. Google Search

Google Search or Google Search is a web search owned by Google Inc. Google Search was developed in 1997 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. And in 2007, this company became the most frequently used search engine in all corners of the world. Even today, Google has billions of web pages.

The main purpose of Google search is to search for text in public documents available on web servers or in HTML, PDF, etc. However, it is different from other data that can be searched using services such as Google Image Search.

Google Search provides at least twenty-two special features in addition to word search, but also time zones, stock movements, weather forecasts, maps, movie times, earthquake data, airports, house listings and sports scores. Not only that, Google Search also has features for calendars, numbers, prices, temperatures, currency conversions, calculations, package tracking, patents, area codes, and language translation.

June 2011 Google Search launched Google Voice Search and Search by Image. These two features make it easy for users to find something through sound and pictures. And in May 2012, Google Search also introduced a US region-specific Knowledge Graph semantic search feature.

Thanks to Google search, users only have to type keywords in the search box, the answers will appear from various sources in different countries. Moreover, all Google users can also use sound and images to make it easier to find what they need.

Here are some of the benefits of having Google Search, as follows :

1. Search the content of a particular site

The purpose of Google search is to find websites. Google search can be used as a specific search for certain sites and can use the site command.

2. Looking for something with incomplete letters

Google search may remember words or phrases that don't quite match your search. Google search will provide information based on what is needed, even with the limitations of the given keywords.

3. Look for similar sites

4. Look up definitions

Google Search is a search engine that can show you the definitions of the words you are looking for. Just type in keywords and Google will give you all the definitions you are looking for.

5. Calculation of conversions

Google search can convert many different units of measurement. For example, you type the keyword "10.5 inches", it will also convert and recognize the code convention.

2. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a browser that provides a fast, easy and safe service to use for all its users. Google Chrome browser is lightweight and does not require much memory space on your mobile phone and computer. Google Chrome as a browser launched by Google because experts want to create a browser and build the best elements of Google.

Creating Google Chrome also takes a lot of time. Google Chrome is not only a browser but also a modern platform for web pages and applications. Therefore, they launched a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008 and made it public on December 11, 2008.

The goal is to be wider, more perfect and also faster. This browser is available whose application is compatible with various websites.

3.Google Maps

Google Maps is a special search service for finding places. Google Maps is accessible from your smartphone. Google Maps is different from Google, the difference is that Google Maps comes in the form of a special application or itself. Google Maps can also be used directly via a browser on a laptop or computer.

Thanks to Google Maps, every user can see the map easily. In addition to this, Google Maps directions are very simple, just type the address of our destination, Google Maps will show the direction. Google Maps is also equipped with sounds, images and ratings for tourist attractions. You can survey where you are going.

Grameds, of course, can read books to deepen his knowledge and procedures for using Google Maps.

4. Gmail

Gmail is an email service owned by Google which is headquartered in California. Gmail was launched in 2004. Gmail is one of the most popular services. Gmail is a communication tool with spam filtering features and quick email search.

Gmail was launched with several functions, namely :

  • Send and also receive messages
  • As a useful identity to access the internet or register social media accounts with personal data
  • Marketing by e-mail or as marketing support
  • Access other Google products
  • Access to Android devices
  • Can track lost Android accounts

5. Google Books

Google Books offers a search service for certain books. With Google Books, users can view books directly, easily and quickly. Moreover, you can easily see the name of the book author, the number of pages of the book, the year of publication of the book and buy the book.

6. Google Earth

Google Earth is a search that focuses on a map of the earth by providing an interactive display and is also equipped with an interactive display and is equipped with aerial photographs. Google Earth can provide information about the world via a virtual globe. With Google Earth, you can view satellite images, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and more.

7. Google Docs

Google Docs is a repository of a document file. With Google Docs, you can easily create documents and save different types of documents.

Through the use of Google Docs, writing activities or notes can be done anywhere and shared with anyone. Google Docs also provides free services to its users.

8. Google Drive

Google Drive is linked to Google Docs. Google Docs is included in Google Drive, but they can also be used on their own. Google Drive was launched on April 24, 2012.

On Google Drive, you can store different types of documents with a large enough storage space. And you can also save documents as important photos. Google Drive also makes it easier for you to share files with other users.

Here are some of the features of Google Drive, namely :

  1. Store different types of private files
  2. Share files with anyone and can also be restricted according to your wishes
  3. Edit files such as Power Point, Excel and Word.
  4. Personal file backup as well as WhatsApp file backup
  5. To take notes
  6. Save links

9. Google Adsense

Google Adsense is a service provided by Google for all website owners. With Google Adsense, site or blog owners can earn money by writing and posting articles that users can read.

Ads will appear on your online content based on the editorial or content and visitors. Ads are paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. These advertisers pay for different advertisements at different prices, the amount earned will also not be the same.

10. Google AdWords

Google Adwords is an advertising service product or media promotion that is offered to all users who want their ads to appear on search pages. Google Adwords is almost same as Google Adsense i.e. both can be used to promote something in cyber space.

11. Google Meet

Google Meet is software or an application that can be used to study, work or hold meetings online. Currently, Google Meet remains a mainstay of the online learning process, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to being easy to use, the amount of Internet data published by Google products is also not large capacity.

When used in online learning, Google Meet typically partners with Google Classroom to support the teaching and learning process during a pandemic like today.

12. Google Videos

Google Video is a video sharing or video sharing service. Google Video was launched by the company in early 2006 with a free system for searching, viewing and sharing video content. Thanks to Google Video, blogspot or blogger users do not need to log in to view videos.

The advantage of Google Video is that it has better search capabilities. The results come not only from Google, but also from Youtube and other services.

13. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free service from Google for webmasters who want to analyze the performance of their site. Google Analytics may track visitors based on page information, including search engines, advertisements, pey-per-click networks, email marketing, and links contained in PDF documents. 

14. Google Translate

Google Translate was created specifically for users who want to translate from different languages. Google translate can be used for free.

15. Google Play

Google play or Play Store is an application store. With Google Play we can search and download favorite applications or those that need to be stored on your smartphone. Google Play is filled with review features of the apps you will download.

16. Google Play Games

Google Play Games is a service of Google specifically for online and SKD games operated by Google for the Android operating system.

Google function

Google is not only a search engine, but Google also has various functions. Here are some Google features, including :

  1. Can be used as a calculator and can display the calculator in scientific mode.
  2. As a reminder, because Google offers a special reminder function that can be activated via voice command or opened directly from the app.
  3. Useful for knowing the current time in a particular city or country.
  4. Know the weather or as a weather forecaster. You can know the weather in any city and also the weather from morning to evening.
  5. Convert exchange rates from any country.
  6. Can help you remember something by setting an alarm. The trick is to tap "Set a timer" and enter the desired reminder time.
  7. Send notes from your mobile.
  8. Get up-to-date news that can be enjoyed by every user.