Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wanna know the place where google started in this tech-tik world??
From humble beginnings in a garage in California's Menlo Park,for $1700 a month,the company is now one of the most recognised brands in the world. It boasts annual revenues of nearly $17bn (£9bn), profits of roughly $5bn (£2bn), growth of 35% and a worldwide workforce of over 19,000 full time employees.
Today it controls around 40% of online advertising as well as 70% of search. Its suite of products is ever expanding and this week it launched its own internet browser called Chrome to compete with Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.
Google is not alone in invisibly structuring its operations so it can collect more and more information and data about all of us and deliver our online behaviour to a growing list of advertisers and fatten the Google bank account.
The world is no longer at Google's feet and looking at the launch of Chrome there was a real deep scrutiny of the product and Google's motives which resulted in a change to the wording of its end user licence.
I first used Google in 2000 or 2001 for some work,which i dont remember.I never thought it would be anything like it is today.
Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.Google’s billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin want to celebrate this year in a style.
Hats Off to Google...