Google Statistics and Facts

Google Statistics and Facts 2019

Google, Inc.

Internet related services and products

  • Company Type

    Public

  • Parent organization

    Alphabet Inc.

  • CEO

    Mr. Sundar Pichai

  • Number of Employees

    80,110 full-time employees as of December 31, 2017

  • Established

    4th September, 1998

  • Headquarters

    California, US

  • Geographical Presence

    Worldwide

Google LLC was founded by Mr. Sergey Brin and Mr. Larry Page in 1998 and was a privately held company. Later on 19 August 2004, an initial public offering (IPO) was held in which the first sale of stock was issued by a company to the public and registered on the stock market. The company went public at US$ 85 per share and offered nearly 19,606,052 shares. These shares were mainly sold through the format of an online auction by using a system developed by Morgan Stanley & Credit Suisse. Sale of US$ 1.67 Billion offered Google LLC a capitalization of over US$ 23 Billion, which increased to US$ 397 Billion by January 2014.

This IPO event proved to be beneficial to many Google Employees as a majority of shares of approximately 271 Million were under the control of the company, and several employees of Google LLC became paper millionaires, instantly. Moreover – Yahoo! – a web service provider and a competitor of Google LLC benefitted as it owned Google LLC company’s 8.4 Mn shares prior to the IPO event held.

In 2015, American multinational company Alphabet, Inc. was formed as the parent company of Google LLC, and other companies which were previously owned by Google LLC. In addition, Google LLC was reorganized as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. on October 2, 2015. Alphabet’s portfolio incorporates several industries, including life sciences, technology, investment capital, and research. Some of its subsidiaries include GV, CapitalG, Google, Google Fiber, Verily Chronicle, Waymo, Loon Calico, and X. Alphabet, Inc. is known as a collection of various companies, out of which the largest business segment is Google LLC in terms of revenue.

Google LLC is a leading US-based multinational Internet company, which offers digital products and services including software, hardware components, cloud computing, advertising technologies, and online search. In June 2018, Google LLC was ranked first amongst the most visited multi-platform web in the US with nearly 247 Mn of visitors in the same year. In 2017, parent company – Alphabet Inc. – registered revenue of US$ 110,855 Mn.

Most Visited Platform

RankCompanyIndustryHeadQuarter
1AmazonE-commerceSeattle, WA, US
2GoogleSearchMountain View, California, US
3FacebookSocialMenlo Park, CA, US
4TencentSocialShenzhen, Guangdong, China
5AlibabaE-commerceHangzhou, Zhejiang, China
6BaiduSearchBeijing, China
7Princeline GroupTravelNorwalk, CT, US
8eBayE-commerceSan Jose, CA, US
9NetflixEntertainmentLos Gatos, CA, US
10Expedia Inc.TravelBelievue, Washington, US
11RakutenE-commerceTokyo, Japan
12Salesforce.comCloud ComputingSan Francisco, CA, US
13YahooSearch EngineSunnyvala, CA, US
14ODIGEOTravelBarcelona, Spain
15NetEaseOnline ServiceGuangzhou, Guangdong, China
16ZalandoE-commerceBerlin, Germany
17GrouponE-commerceChicago, Illinois, US
18LinkedInSocialMountain View, California, US
19TwitterSocialSan Francisco, CA, US
20Naver CorporationSearch EngineSeoul, South Korea

Google LLC owns over 200 companies, which involve robotics, mapping, video broadcasting, telecommunications, and advertising. The top four companies owned by Google are Google Maps, AdSense, DoubleClick, and YouTube.

Google LLC – List of Some Mergers and Acquisitions

Aquisation DateGoogle CompanyBusinessCountryUsed as or Integrated with
December 10, 2018Sigmoid LabsIndian Railway Train TrackingINR
November 28, 2018WorkbenchEducation Technology FirmUSAndroid
October 2, 2018OnwardMachine Laerning & Natural Language ProcessingUS
September 19, 2018SenosisHealth MonitoringUSNest Labs
August 6, 2018GraphicsFuzzGPU ReliabityUSAndroid
May 9, 2018VelostrataCloud Migration, Google Cloud PlatformISRGoogle Cloud Platform
March 27, 2018TenorGIF Image SearchUSGoogle Image
October 11, 201760dbPodcastsUSGoogle Play Music, Google Podcasts
October 9, 2017Relay MediaAMP ConverterUSAccelerated Mobile Pages
September 26, 2017BitiumSingle Sign-on & Identity MangementUSGoogle Cloud Platform
September 21, 2017HTC (portion)Talent & Inntellectual Property LicensesTWNGoogle Pixel
August 16, 2017AIMatterComputer VisionBLRYouTube
July 12, 2017Halli LabsArtificial IntellegenceIND
May 10, 2017Owlchemy LabsVirtual reality StudioUSGoogle Classroom
May 14, 2017CaskBig data, HadoopUKGoogle Cloud Platform
March 9, 2017AppBridgeProductivity SuiteUSGoogle VR
March 8, 2017KaggleData ScienceUSGoogle Cloud Platform
January 19, 2017FabricMobile App PlatformUSFirebase
January 5, 2017Limes AudioVoice CommunicationSWEGoogle Due & Google Hangouts

The Parent company, Alphabet, Inc., operates through two key business segments namely: Google and Other Bets. Through its Google business segment, the company offers the main products such as Android, Chrome, Ads, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Commerce, Hardware, Search, Google Play, and YouTube. Through its Other Bets – the company offers a mixture of several operating segments and businesses such as Access, CapitalG, Calico, Verily, Waymo, GV, Nest, and X. In addition, revenues from the other bets are primarily generated through the sales of Nest products and services, sales of Internet and TV services via Fiber, and licensing and R&D services via Verily.

The majority of the company’s revenue is contributed by the advertising segment that includes incomes from traffic generated by search distribution partners who use Google.com as their default search in toolbars, browsers, etc. In 2017, Google Sites advertising revenue accounted for US$ 95,375 Million. Google LLC offers a wide range of Web-based products, Development tools, Operating systems, Desktop applications, Mobile applications, Hardware, and Services. In addition, Google owns and offers products such as Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube, which are among the leading social networking sites. Moreover, subsidiaries of the company include Google, Calico, Chronicle, GV, CapitalG, Verily, Waymo, X, Loon and Google Fiber.

The company operates in four regions namely: United States, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, and Other Americas. In 2017, the US segment accounted for the highest revenue share of US$ 52,449 Mn, followed by Europe and the Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, and Other Americas.

Google LLC offers a wide range of products and services for various applications:

  1. Watch, Listen and Play – YouTube, Google Play Music, Chromecast, Google Play Movies, and TV
  2. Browser – Chrome
  3. Search – Search, Finance, Flights, News, Scholar, Patents, Books, Images, Videos, Hotels
  4. Navigation – Maps, Waze
  5. Productivity tools – Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms
  6. Social & communications – Gmail, Allo, Hangouts, Duo, Google+, Translate
  7. Storage and organization – Photos, Contacts, Calendar, Keep
  8. Personal Assistant – Google voice assistant
  9. Services – Fiber, DNS, Project Fi, Google pay

Google Products

What’s new in 2018?

  • On January 2018, Alphabet, Inc. acquired Redux – smartphone technology, which is specialized in turning smartphone screens into speakers.
  • In October 2018, Google LLC to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data leak
  • In November 2018, Google LLC acquired Workbench, which is a US-based company, that offers an online library of projects and lessons.
  • Under this acquisition, the company focuses on integrating the Workbench tool with Google Classroom. In addition, currently, Google Classroom is one of the most widely used online educational tools, which lets parents, teachers, and students manage class discussions, assignments, and quizzes.

Upcoming Launches in 2019

  • Google Duo – new video calling app was launched along with its partnered app Google Allo – an instant messaging mobile app in 2016. On 25 January 2019, the company announced that it may launch a web client for its Duo video chat service.
  • On 14 January 2019, SOTI Inc., which is a Canada-based provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, partnered with Google LLC, in order to remotely supports and manages Android devices via the entire lifecycle through its SOTI Android+ technology.

Facts

  • Google.com domain went online in the year 1997
  • Google founders originally named it as ‘Backrub’
  • Since 2010, Google has been acquiring on an average of 1 company approximately every week
  • Google search handles over 3.5 Bn searches per day that is 1.2 Trillion searches per year
  • Daily visitors to Google is approximately 620 Mn
  • Google owns its own common misspellings domains such as www.gooogle.com, www.googlr.com, and www.gogle.com
  • Google runs over 1 Mn computer servers in data centers around the world

Fun Facts

  • The name ‘Google’ is derived from the mathematical term ‘googol’ – basically one with a hundred zeros following it
  • In a minute on the Internet in 2019, there are 3.8 million requests
  • 2018 top searches on Google include
    1. International Football World Cup
    2. Mr. Tim Bergling – Swedish DJ and producer died at the age of 28
    3. Mr. Mac Miller – the rapper died due to the overdose of drugs and alcohol at age of 26
  • Top searches which provide funny suggestions on google include
    1. “who would win in a fight between…”
    2. “I think I might be a…”
    3. “why are the…”
  • 88 languages can be used in Google home page
  • Presently about 80,110 employees are working for Google, and the new employees are called ‘Nooglers’
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