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"Google Inc. ("NASDAQGOOG) 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.

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Google Glass 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.
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""Eric E. Schmidt
Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American "software engineer, businessman, as well as the executive chairman of "Alphabet Inc.. Schmidt is also a former member of the Board of Directors of "Apple Inc. He has served on the Board of Trustees for "Carnegie Mellon University and "Princeton University.

Schmidt was born in Washington, D.C. After graduating from "Yorktown High School ("Virginia), Schmidt attended "Princeton University where he earned a "BSEE in 1976. At the "University of California, Berkeley, he earned an "MS in 1979, for designing and implementing a "network linking the "campus computer center, the "CS and the "EECS departments and a "PhD in 1982 in EECS with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems. He was joint author of "lex (a lexical analyzer and an important tool for compiler construction).

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This is an exciting development for preventive healthcare industry. It is likely to spur a range of other innovations towards miniaturizing technology and using it in wearable devices to help people monitor their bodies better.
— Manoj Menon, commenting on Google's "smart contact lens" that measure glucose levels
"Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels" from "BBC
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