Who owns Google? This is the same company that owns Vaz and YouTube.
Google Inc. was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. According to Google, then graduate students of Stanford University made this engine in their college rooms. The name is a play on the mathematical term “Gogol”, which is number one followed by 100 zeros. Google went public in 2004 and has since become the world’s most visited website with 89 billion visits in April 2022.
Who owns Google?
The company changed its name again to Alphabet Inc. in 2015, and now operates as a technology group owning Google and its subsidiaries. Alphabet is divided into two parts: Google, and other Bets, which focus on the company’s other business plans, reports Insider. Some of these companies include Fitbit, Weisz and YouTube.
Fitbit, a recent acquisition, focuses on fitness technology. Known for wearable activity trackers that monitor different heartbeats, breathing rates, and sleep cycles, it joined Alphabet’s roster in early 2021.
YouTube is a video sharing platform where users around the world stream 694,000 hours of content every minute. Google took over YouTube in 2006. Google and YouTube’s services are interconnected. For example, users must create a Google account to join YouTube.
The Waz app is a free navigation smartphone tool used by drivers internationally. The app offers real-time alerts on traffic delays and accidents from the information of drivers using it.
In a 2019 letter, Page and Byrne announced that they were stepping down as CEO and president of Alphabet, respectively, and playing the role of a “proud parent.” As of June 2022, Sundar Pichai is ceo of Google Inc while Page and Byrne are still on alphabet’s board.