Google is an American global technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.
Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
In September 4, 1998, Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.
An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Its mission statement from the outset was to organize the world’s information and make it universally reachable and useful.
Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View,