It was founded in 1998 by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin who met at Stanford University in 1995. It was initially called BackRub. It is an American multinational corporation/company that provides a wide range of services and products for its consumers. Its mission is to organize the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful.
Google’s popularity has grown rapidly and its use among citizens has broken records and still remains to be the most visited site. It provides a search engine that equips the public with information of various types and forms therefore facilitating education people.
It also has the latest news, pictures as well as jobs available from all corners of the world. Google has played a major role in making the world a global village since it indiscriminately offers forum for interaction for all people.
It offers online productivity software including email (Gmail), a cloud storage service (Google Drive), office suite (Google docs) and social networking service (Google+). It also has a shipping express delivery service initially available in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Along its product line is the latest Nexus 5 Google phone.
In the 15 years of its existence, Google has expanded its boundaries and in 2013, it operated 70 offices in more than 40 countries globally. This is an avenue for provision of employment to creative individuals as well as other applicable positions in the company.
Its market dominance however has led to prominent media coverage, including criticism over issues e.g. copyright, censorship and privacy. These however have not hindered its growth and the company still exists among well-established corporations in the world with up to 540 million active monthly users of Google +.