Google Inc. is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online mapping, office productivity, social networking, and video sharing services as well as selling advertising-free versions of the same technologies.
Why Invest In Google?
Second quarter results ended June 30, 2009, Net income $1.48 billion, Revenues $5.52 billion
In 2009, Google dominated search with over 72% market share in the United States.
Exceptional Corporate Culture
2007 & 2008, Google Ranked #1, in Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For
Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University and the company was first incorporated as a privately held company on 4 September 1998. The initial public offering took place on 19 August 2004, raising US$1.67 billion, making it worth US$23 billion.
The Google headquarters, the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. As of 15 December 2008, the company has 24,400 full-time employees.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Google is known for its online search engine prowess. However, the Google software product line is highly diverse; the following are the main two products that generate the most revenue for the Company.
Designed foradvertiserswho want to reach a qualified audience as efficiently as possible. Advertisers select their own target keywords and only pay when customers click on their ads. The ads appear across Google's growing roster of partners, including thousands of sites from America Online to the Washington Post, and are targeted to relevant search and content pages.
Combines Google Search technology with Google’s base of keyword advertisers to deliver ads that precisely target search results or the content on a site's pages, no matter how specialized the subject matter. Advertisers, publishers, and information seekers all profit as a result.
A profitable, innovative company with a highly skilled workforce, Google is well positioned to maintain its market dominance over all its competitors.