"Google Inc. ("NASDAQ: GOOG) is an American "multinational Internet and software corporation specialized in "Internet search, "cloud computing, and advertising technologies. It hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and "products. The company was founded by "Larry Page and "Sergey Brin while the two were attending "Stanford University as "Ph.D. candidates.
Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its "initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and "Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google engineer Amit Patel and supported by "Paul Buchheit – is ""Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in "Mountain View, California.
Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core "web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as the "Gmail email service, the Google "Google Docs, Sheets and Slides office suite, and the "Google+ social networking service. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications such as the "Google Chrome web browser, the "Google Photos photo organizing and editing software, and "Google Talk "instant messaging. Google leads the development of the "Android mobile "operating system, as well as the "Google Chrome OS browser-only operating system, found on specialized "laptops called "Chromebooks.
is a type of "wearable technology
with an "optical head-mounted display
, developed by "Google
with the mission of producing a mass-market "ubiquitous computer
. Google Glass displays information in a "smartphone
-like hands-free format, and wearers communicate with the Internet via "natural language
voice commands. Google started selling a "prototype
of Google Glass to qualified "Glass Explorers" in the US on April 15, 2013, for a limited period for $1,500, before it became available to the public on May 15, 2014, for the same price. On January 15, 2015, Google announced that it would stop producing the Google Glass prototype but remained committed to the development of the product. According to Google, Project Glass was ready to "graduate" from "Google Labs
, the experimental phase of the project.