#3 – Google
Now owned by holding company ‘Alphabet’, Google is an American multinational technology company that was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. The company’s mission statement back then was (and still is) “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” and still is and they and they are best known as the world’s most popular search engine.
In addition to the search, Google is involved in online advertising technologies, cloud computing, and software and most of its profits are derived from AdWords an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results and network partners. Receiving over 2 million searches per second, it is fair to say that Google are the giant of the Internet and almost everyone who uses the Internet uses Google services regularly.
Our favourite Sergey Brin quote? “Marketing is the price you pay for lousy products.”