Google LLC is an American technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which integrates online advertising technology, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Five Big Companies in the American information technology industry, along with Amazon, Apple, Meta (Facebook), and Microsoft.
Google was founded on September 4, 1998, by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were Ph.D. students of Stanford University in California. They collectively own up to 14 percent of their publicly traded shares and control 56% of the voting rights of stock owners with high voting stock. The company came out publicly with its first public offering (IPO) in 2004. In 2015, Google was restructured as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc .. Google is a large Alphabet-owned company and is a company that owns Alphabet Internet sites and interests. Sundar Photosi was appointed CEO of Google on October 24, 2015, replacing Larry Page, former CEO of Alphabet. On December 3, 2019, Photosi became CEO of Alphabet.
In 2021, the Alphabet Workers Union was formed, mainly made up of Google workers.
The company’s rapid growth since its inception includes products, acquisitions, and interactions beyond the Google search engine, (Google Search). Provides services designed for work and production (Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail), time management and management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging, and video chat (Google Duo, Google Chat, and Google Meet), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, and Street View) ), podcast hosting (Google Podcasts), video sharing (YouTube), blog publishing (Blogger), taking notes (Google Keep and Jamboard), and editing and editing photos (Google Photos). The company is leading the development of the Android mobile operating system, Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS (a light, interactive operating system based on the free Chromium OS operating system and open-source). Google has made great strides in hardware; from 2010 to 2015, has partnered with major manufacturers of electronics in the production of its Google Nexus devices, and released several hardware products in 2016, including the Google Pixel line of smartphones, a smart Google Home speaker, wireless router for Google Wifi. Google also attempted to become an Internet company (Google Fiber and Google Fi).
Google.com is the most visited website in the world. A few other Google-owned websites are also on the list of most popular websites, including YouTube and Blogger. In the list of most important products, Google is ranked second by Forbes and fourth by Interbrand. It has received significant criticism that includes issues such as privacy concerns, tax evasion, research, search neutrality, distrust, and harassment of its position.
Google is accused of sharing user locations even when the site is turned off. Four senior lawyers from three US states have filed a lawsuit against Google. Accused of sharing location on Google. The lawsuit alleges that Google has misled consumers about how their site is tracked and how the company uses it. It is alleged that Google provided incorrect information that users have the power to protect privacy by stopping tracking.
According to the lawsuit, Google has assured users that their data companies collect and how Google uses their information, with full control over it. However, it has been found that users who use Google Products are not able to stop the company from collecting, storing, and making a profit on its site.
At the same time, the report states that Google uses consumer personal data to grow its business, including its location data. The company uses this data to display ads to consumers. Google is accused of spending large sums of money to conceal the practice of collecting location data and making it difficult for consumers to avoid tracking. A Google spokesman has denied the allegations. According to the report, a spokesman for the company, José Castañeda, said, “The attorney general is bringing this case based on past claims of our status. We are constantly adding personal features to the product and giving users control over their location data.”