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Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation. Google Maps began as a C++ desktop program at Where 2 Technologies. In October 2004, the company was acquired by Google, which converted it into a web application. After additional acquisitions of a geospatial data visualization company and a realtime traffic analyzer, Google Maps was launched in February 2005.[1] The service's front end utilizes JavaScript, XML, and Ajax. Google Maps offers an API that allows maps to be embedded on third-party websites,[2] and offers a locator for urban businesses and other organizations in numerous countries around the world. Google Map Maker allowed users to collaboratively expand and update the service's mapping worldwide but was discontinued from March 2017. However, crowdsourced contribut ...more...

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Google Translate

Google Translate is a free multilingual machine translation service developed by Google, to translate text. It offers a website interface, mobile apps for Android and iOS, and an API that helps developers build browser extensions and software applications. Google Translate supports over 100 languages at various levels and as of May 2017, serves over 500 million people daily. Launched in April 2006 as a statistical machine translation service, it used United Nations and European Parliament transcripts to gather linguistic data. Rather than translating languages directly, it first translates text to English and then to the target language. During a translation, it looks for patterns in millions of documents to help decide on the best translation. Its accuracy has been criticized and ridiculed on several occasions. In November 2016, Google announced that Google Translate would switch to a neural machine translation engine - Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) - which translates "whole sentences at a time, ...more...

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Google

Google LLC[5] is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google, ...more...

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Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles. Users can explore the globe by entering addresses and coordinates, or by using a keyboard or mouse. The program can also be downloaded on a smartphone or tablet, using a touch screen or stylus to navigate. Users may use the program to add their own data using Keyhole Markup Language and upload them through various sources, such as forums or blogs. Google Earth is able to show various kinds of images overlaid on the surface of the earth and is also a Web Map Service client. In addition to Earth navigation, Google Earth provides a series of other tools through the desktop application. Additional globes for the Moon and Mars are available, as well as a tool for viewing the night sky. A flight simulator game is also included. Other fea ...more...

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome (commonly known simply as Chrome) is a freeware web browser developed by Google LLC.[13] It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps. Google releases the majority of Chrome's source code as the Chromium open-source project;[14][15] however, Chrome itself is proprietary software.[16][13] One component that is not open-source is the built-in Adobe Flash Player (that Chrome has disabled by default since September 2016[17]). Chrome used the WebKit layout engine until version 27. As of version 28, all Chrome ports except the iOS port use Blink, a fork of the WebKit engine.[18][19][20] As of 2018, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 66% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser.[21] It also has 56% market share across all platforms combined,[22] because it has over 50% share on smartphones; and ...more...

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Google Street View

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps. Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, and underwater apparatus. History and features Street View had its inception in 2001 with The Stanford CityBlock Project, a Google-sponsored Stanford University research project. The project ended in June 2006, and its technology was folded into StreetView.[4] 2007: Launched on May 25 in the United States using Immersive Media technology. 2008: In May Google announces that it was testing face-blurring technology on its photos of the busy streets of Manhattan.[5] The technology uses a com ...more...

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Google Play

Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google. Google Play also serves as a digital media store, offering music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs. It previously offered Google hardware devices for purchase until the introduction of a separate online hardware retailer, Google Store, on March 11, 2015. Applications are available through Google Play either free of charge or at a cost. They can be downloaded directly on an Android device through the Play Store mobile app or by deploying the application to a device from the Google Play website. Applications exploiting hardware capabilities of a device can be targeted to users of devices with specific hardware components, such as a motion sensor (for motion-dependent games) or a fro ...more...

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Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015[3] and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.[4][5][6][7][8] The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as President.[9] It has 80,110 employees (as of December 2017).[10] Alphabet's portfolio encompasses several industries, including technology, life sciences, investment capital, and research. Some of its subsidiaries include Google, Calico, Chronicle, GV, CapitalG, Verily, Waymo, X, and Google Fiber. Some of the subsidiaries of Alphabet have altered their names since leaving Google and becoming part of the new parent company—Google Ventures becoming GV, Google Life Sciences becoming Verily and Google X becoming just X. Following the restructuring, Page became CEO of Alphabet and Sundar Pichai took his position as CEO of G ...more...

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Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive. Google Drive offers users 15 gigabytes of free storage, with 100 gigabytes, 1 terabyte, 2 terabytes, 10 terabytes, 20 terabytes, and 30 terabytes offered through optional paid plans. Files uploaded can be up to 5 terabytes in size. Users can change privacy settings for individual files and folders, including enabling sharing with other users or making content public. On the website, users can ...more...

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Google Search

Google Search, commonly referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google, is a web search engine developed by Google. It is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web,[5] handling more than three billion searches each day.[6] As of April 2018, it is the most used search engine in the US with 79% market share.[7] The order of search results returned by Google is based, in part, on a priority rank system called "PageRank". Google Search also provides many different options for customized search, using symbols to include, exclude, specify or require certain search behavior, and offers specialized interactive experiences, such as flight status and package tracking, weather forecasts, currency, unit and time conversions, word definitions, and more. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as images or data contained in databases. It was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997.[3] In Jun ...more...

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, and other scholarly literature, including court opinions and patents.[1] While Google does not publish the size of Google Scholar's database, third-party researchers estimated it to contain roughly 160 million documents as of May 2014[2] and an earlier statistical estimate published in PLOS ONE using a Mark and recapture method estimated approximately 80–90% coverage of all articles published in English with an estimate of 100 million.[3] This estimate also determined how many documents were freely available on the web. Google Scholar is similar in function to the freely available CiteSeerX and getCITED. It also resembles the subsc ...more...

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Google Camera

Google Camera is a camera application developed by Google for Android. It was initially supported on all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and higher, but is now only officially supported on Google's Nexus and Pixel devices. It was publicly released for Android 4.4+ on the Google Play Store on April 16, 2014[1] and removed from public view on Feb 17, 2016.[2] Whilst Google Camera is now made solely for specific device hardware, in mid-2017, a developer created a modified version of Google Camera for any smartphone equipped with either a Snapdragon 820, 821 or 835 processor.[3] Features Google Camera contains a number of features that can be activated either in the Settings page or on the row of icons at the top of the app. HDR+ HDR+ increases the dynamic range of the photo, however unlike traditional High-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging, this is achieved by combining several underexposed photos which has the added benefit of improving colors at the expense of being less effective. An 'HDR+ enhanced' mode is ...more...

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Google Duo

Google Duo is a video chat mobile app developed by Google, available on the Android and iOS operating systems. It was announced at Google's developer conference on May 18, 2016, and began its worldwide release on August 16, 2016. Google Duo lets users make video calls in high definition. It is optimized for low-bandwidth networks. End-to-end encryption is enabled by default. Duo is based on phone numbers, allowing users to call someone from their contact list. The app automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. A "Knock Knock" feature lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering. An update in April 2017 lets users worldwide make audio-only calls. History Google Duo was announced at Google's developer conference on May 18, 2016,[3] and began its international rollout on Android and iOS devices starting August 16, 2016.[4][5][6] In an email sent to Android phone manufacturers on October 5, 2016, Google announced that, starting December 1, 2016, Google Duo replaced Hangouts wi ...more...

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Google Traffic

Google Traffic is a feature on Google Maps that displays traffic conditions in real time on major roads and highways. Google Traffic can be viewed at the Google Maps website, or by using the Google Maps application on a handheld device. Google Traffic works by analyzing the GPS-determined locations transmitted to Google by a large number of mobile phone users. By calculating the speed of users along a length of road, Google is able to generate a live traffic map.[2] Google processes the incoming raw data about mobile phone device locations, and then excludes anomalies such as a postal vehicle that makes frequent stops. When a threshold of users in a particular area is noted, the overlay along roads and highways on the Google map changes color.[3] History Early versions of Google Maps provided information to users about how long it would take to travel a particular road in heavy traffic conditions. Traffic information was based on historical traffic data and was not particularly accurate.[3] In 2004 Google ...more...

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Gmail

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google. Users can access Gmail on the web and using third-party programs that synchronize email content through POP or IMAP protocols. Gmail started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009. At launch, Gmail had an initial storage capacity offer of one gigabyte per user, a significantly higher amount than competitors offered at the time. Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage. Users can receive emails up to 50 megabytes in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25 megabytes. In order to send larger files, users can insert files from Google Drive into the message. Gmail has a search-oriented interface and a "conversation view" similar to an Internet forum. The service is notable among website developers for its early adoption of Ajax. Google's mail servers automatically scan emails for multiple purposes, including to filter spam and malware, and to add context ...more...

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Google Photos

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company's social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from three major categories: People, Places, and Things. Google Photos recognizes faces, grouping similar ones together; geographic landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower); and subject matter, including birthdays, buildings, animals, food, and more. Different forms of machine learning in the Photos service allow recognition of photo contents, automatically generate albums, animate similar photos into quick videos, surface past memories at significant times, and improve the quality of photos and videos. In May 2017, Google announced several updates to Google Photos, includin ...more...

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Google

Google LLC[5] is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google, ...more...

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Google Lens

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Google Lens

Google Lens is an image recognition mobile app developed by Google. First announced during Google I/O 2017,[1] it is designed to bring up relevant information using visual analysis. Features When directing the phone's camera at an object, Google Lens will attempt to identify the object or read labels and text and show relevant search results and information.[2] For example, when pointing the device's camera at a Wi-Fi label containing the network name and password, it will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi source that has been scanned. Lens is also integrated with the Google Photos and Google Assistant apps.[3] The service is similar to Google Goggles, a previous app that functioned similarly but with lesser capability.[4][5] Lens uses more advanced deep learning routines, similar to other apps like Bixby Vision (for Samsung devices released 2016 and after)[6] and Image Analysis Toolset (available on Google Play); artificial neural networks are used to detect and identify objects, landmarks and to improve ...more...

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides are a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation program respectively, all part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The three apps are available as web applications, mobile apps for Android , iOS, Windows , BlackBerry, and desktop applications on Google's ChromeOS. The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats. The suite also includes Google Forms (survey software), Google Drawings (diagramming software), Google Sites (web building software), Google My Maps (map overlay editor), Google Apps Script (code editor for the G-Apps Script coding language) and Google Fusion Tables (database manager; experimental[11]). The suite allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time. Edits are tracked by user with a revision history presenting changes. An editor's position is highlighted with an editor-specific color and cursor. A permissions system regulat ...more...

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Google Authenticator

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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is a software token that implements two-step verification services using the Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (TOTP) and HMAC-based One-time Password Algorithm (HOTP), for authenticating users of mobile applications by Google. The service implements algorithms specified in RFC 6238 and RFC 4226, respectively.[2] Authenticator provides a six- to eight-digit one-time password which users must provide in addition to their username and password to log into Google services or other sites. The Authenticator can also generate codes for third-party applications, such as password managers or file hosting services. Previous versions of the software were open-sourced but subsequent releases are proprietary.[3] Typical use case Typically, a user installs the Authenticator app on a smartphone. To log into a site or service that uses two-factor authentication, the user provides user name and password to the site and runs the Authenticator app. The app displays an additional six-digit one-time ...more...

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Google Account

A Google Account is a user account that is required for access, authentication and authorization to certain online Google services, including Gmail, Google+, Google Hangouts and Blogger. A wide variety of Google products do not require an account, including Google Search, YouTube, Google Books, Google Finance and Google Maps. However, an account is needed for uploading videos to YouTube and for making edits in Google Maps. After a Google Account is created, the owner may selectively enable or disable various Google applications.[1] YouTube and Blogger maintain separate accounts for users who registered with the services before the Google acquisition. However, effective April 2011 YouTube users are required to link to a separate Google Account if they wish to continue to log into that service.[2] Google Account users may create a publicly accessible Google profile, to configure their presentation on Google products to other Google users. A Google profile can be linked to a user's profiles on various social- ...more...

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Android Oreo

Android "Oreo" (codenamed Android O during development) is the eighth major update and the 15th version of the Android operating system. It was first released as an alpha quality developer preview in March 2017 and released to the public on August 21, 2017. It contains a number of major features, including notification grouping, picture-in-picture support for video, performance improvements and battery usage optimization, and support for autofillers, Bluetooth 5, system-level integration with VoIP apps, wide color gamuts, and Wi-Fi Aware. Android Oreo also introduces two major platform features: Android Go – a software distribution of the operating system for low-end devices – and support for implementing a hardware abstraction layer. As of 17 May 2018, 5.7% of Android devices run Oreo, with 4.9% on 8.0 and 0.8% on 8.1.[3] History Android Oreo was internally codenamed "Oatmeal Cookie."[4] On March 21, 2017, Google released the first developer preview of Android "O",[5][6][7] available for the Nexus 5X, Ne ...more...

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Android P

Android "P" is the upcoming ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018,[3] and the first developer preview was released on the same day.[4] The second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018.[5] The third preview, called Beta 2, was released on June 6, 2018.[6] Features Android P (9.0) Easter eggs New user interface for the quick settings menu.[7] The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.[8] Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.[7] A "screenshot" button has been added to the power options.[8] A new "Lockdown" mode which disables biometric authentication once activated. Rounded corners across the graphical user interface. New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps. Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full scale images, and smart replies akin to Google's new app, Reply ...more...

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Sundar Pichai

Pichai Sundararajan (born 12 July 1972), also known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian American business executive. Pichai is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google Inc.[6][7][8] Formerly the Product Chief of Google, Pichai's current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google's parent company,[9] and he assumed the position on 2 October 2015.[10] Early life and education Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.[11][12]Sundar Pichai’s mother Lakshmi was a stenographer and his father, Regunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC, the British conglomerate. His father also had a manufacturing plant that produced electrical components.[13][14] Sundar grew up in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.[13] Sundar completed schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya, a Central Board of Secondary Education school in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and completed the Class XII from Vana Vani school in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.[15][16] P ...more...

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Google Contacts

Google Contacts is Google's contact management tool that is available in its free email service Gmail, as a standalone service, and as a part of Google's business-oriented suite of web apps Google Apps. Features Optional sorting of contacts into groups and arrangement by first or last name. Contacts can be provided in a large number of categories with information. Extensive search function. Changes to contacts are automatically saved. Ability to restore the entire database from a time within the last 30 days. Easily find and merge duplicates. Keyboard shortcuts for simplified handling. Integration with other Google products. Interoperation Google Contacts can be synchronized with mobile devices and operating systems (e.g., Android, Symbian, iOS, BlackBerry, Palm, Pocket PC, or Windows Phone) or with PC applications (e.g., Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird) via third party software, and Google's own Google Sync app. In addition, any system that can sync via Microsoft's ActiveSync can sync wit ...more...

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Waymo

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid undergoing testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Waymo is an autonomous car development company and subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. Alphabet describes Waymo as "a self-driving tech company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around". Google began testing self-driving cars in 2009. In May 2018, Waymo announced that it plans to allow everyone in Phoenix, Arizona to request a driverless ride before the end of year. In 2018, the company placed separate orders for up to 62,000 hybrid-drive Pacifica minivans and 20,000 Jaguar I-Pace electric sedans. The vehicles are intended to help Waymo launch ride-hailing services in various cities, enough to accommodate hundreds of thousands of riders each day.[1] History Google's self-driving car project was formerly led by Sebastian Thrun, former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-inventor of Google Street View. Thrun's team at Stanford created the robot ...more...

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Google Voice

Google Voice is a telephony service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as U.S. and international call termination for Google Account customers in the U.S. and Canada.[1] The service was launched by Google[2] on March 11, 2009, after the company had acquired the service GrandCentral. Google Voice provides a U.S. telephone number, chosen by the user from available numbers in selected area codes, free of charge to each user account. Calls to this number are forwarded to telephone numbers that each user must configure in the account web portal. Multiple destinations may be specified that ring simultaneously for incoming calls. Service establishment requires a United States telephone number. A user may answer and receive calls on any of the ringing phones as configured in the web portal. During a received call the user may switch between the configured telephones.[3] Users in the U.S. may place outbound calls to domestic and international destinations. Calls m ...more...

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History of Google

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History of Google

The Google company was officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to market Google Search, which has become the most widely used web-based search engine. Page and Brin, students at Stanford University in California, developed a search algorithm – at first known as "BackRub" – in 1996. The search engine soon proved successful and the expanding company moved several times, finally settling at Mountain View in 2003. This marked a phase of rapid growth, with the company making its initial public offering in 2004 and quickly becoming one of the world's largest media companies. The company launched Google News in 2002, Gmail in 2004, Google Maps in 2005, Google Chrome in 2008, and the social network known as Google+ in 2011, in addition to many other products. In 2015, Google became the main subsidiary of the holding company, Alphabet Inc. The search engine went through numerous updates in attempts to combat search engine optimization abuse, provide dynamic updating of results, and make the indexing ...more...

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PageRank

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PageRank

Mathematical PageRanks for a simple network, expressed as percentages. (Google uses a logarithmic scale.) Page C has a higher PageRank than Page E, even though there are fewer links to C; the one link to C comes from an important page and hence is of high value. If web surfers who start on a random page have an 85% likelihood of choosing a random link from the page they are currently visiting, and a 15% likelihood of jumping to a page chosen at random from the entire web, they will reach Page E 8.1% of the time. (The 15% likelihood of jumping to an arbitrary page corresponds to a damping factor of 85%.) Without damping, all web surfers would eventually end up on Pages A, B, or C, and all other pages would have PageRank zero. In the presence of damping, Page A effectively links to all pages in the web, even though it has no outgoing links of its own. PageRank (PR) is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page,[1] one of the founders ...more...

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Google Public DNS

Google Public DNS is a free Domain Name System (DNS) service offered to Internet users world-wide by Google. It functions as a recursive name server. Google Public DNS was announced on 3 December 2009,[1] in an effort described as "making the web faster and more secure".[2][3] As of 2014, it is the largest public DNS service in the world, handling 400 billion requests per day.[4] Google Public DNS is not related to Google Cloud DNS, which is a DNS hosting service. Service Google Public DNS operates recursive name servers for public use at the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for IPv4 service, and 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844, for IPv6 access.[5][6] The addresses are mapped to the nearest operational server by anycast routing.[7] The service does not use conventional DNS name server software, such as BIND, instead relying on a custom-designed implementation, conforming to the DNS standards set forth by the IETF. It fully supports the DNSSEC protocol since 19 March 2013. Previously, Google ...more...

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Google Pixelbook

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Google Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook is a portable laptop / tablet hybrid computer developed by Google which runs Chrome OS. It was announced on October 4, 2017 and was released on October 30.[1] Unlike most typical Chromebook devices, the Pixelbook's retail price is much higher at around $1,000, comparable with laptops such as the Apple MacBook Air.[2][3] Features The Pixelbook was planned as the next generation of Google laptops and is the spiritual successor to the Chromebook Pixel laptop discontinued in 2016.[4] The company realized the Chromebook had become successful after a slow start, obtaining a market share of 58% of schools in the US, and designed the Pixelbook as a serious industry player that can compete with Apple and Microsoft in this field.[5] The Google Pixelbook features a 12.3-inch (310 mm) touchscreen design, allowing the device to be used like a tablet. The device also features Google Assistant with a dedicated button. It runs Chrome OS and can launch Android applications natively.[6] It features instant ...more...

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Google Analytics

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.[1] Google launched the service in November 2005 after acquiring Urchin.[2] Google Analytics is now the most widely used web analytics service on the Internet.[3] Google Analytics is offered also in two additional versions: the subscription-based Google Analytics 360,[4] previously Google Analytics Premium, targeted at enterprise users, and Google Analytics for Mobile Apps, an SDK that allows gathering usage data from iOS and Android Apps.[5] Features Integrated with AdWords, users can now review online campaigns by tracking landing page quality and conversions (goals). Goals might include sales, lead generation, viewing a specific page, or downloading a particular file.[6] Google Analytics' approach is to show high-level, dashboard-type data for the casual user, and more in-depth data further into the report set. Google Analytics analysis can identify poorly performing pages with techniques such a ...more...

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Google Opinion Rewards

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Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards is a rewards-based program developed by Google. It was initially launched as a survey mobile app for Android and iOS developed by Google.[2][3] The app allows users to answer surveys and earn rewards. On Android, users earn Google Play credits which can be redeemed by buying paid apps from Google Play Store. On iOS, users are paid via PayPal.[4][5] Users in the available countries who are over 18 years old are eligible.[6] In May 2017, Google extended the app’s availability to India, Singapore, and Turkey.[2] The app is currently available for download in 22 countries. In May 2018, Google announced it would incorporate Cross Media Panel, another one of its rewards-based programs, into the Google Opinion Rewards program.[7] See also Google Surveys References "Google Opinion Rewards". APKMirror. Android Police. May 26, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018. "Google Opinion Rewards app now available in India: Here's what it does". The Indian Express. May 25, 2017. "Turn On Notifica ...more...

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List of Google products

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List of Google products

Google's logo since September 2015. The following is a list of products and services provided by Google. Web-based products Search tools Google Search is a web search engine and Google's core product. It receives over 3 billion search queries per day. Google also offers regional search by its 189 regional level domains. Hummingbird – Expanded query analysis. For example, if you search for 'best pie place in Seattle' Google will also search for 'best pie restaurant in Seattle'. PageRank – link analysis algorithm. Snapshots – mechanism that indexes PDFs, Word documents, and more. Google Search functionality – Google Search includes Boolean logical operators, wildcards, and more, to help users refine their searches. Multiple languages – Google Search is supported by a large number of different languages. Experimental Search Options for testing new interfaces while searching with Google, including Timeline views and keyboard shortcuts. Google Alerts – email notification service, which sends ...more...

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G Suite

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G Suite

G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Your Domain) is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google, first launched on August 28, 2006 as "Google Apps for Your Domain".[1] G Suite comprises Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for communication; Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration; and, depending on the plan, an Admin panel and Vault for managing users and the services.[2][3] It also includes the digital interactive whiteboard Jamboard.[4] While these services are free to use for consumers, G Suite adds enterprise features such as custom email addresses at a domain (@yourcompany.com), option for unlimited cloud storage (depending on plan and number of members), additional administrative tools and advanced settings, as well as 24/7 phone and email support.[3] Being based in Google's data centers, data and information is saved instantly and then synchronized to other data centers for ba ...more...

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Google Voice Search

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Google Voice Search

Google Voice Search or Search by Voice is a Google product that allows users to use Google Search by speaking on a mobile phone or computer, i.e. have the device search for data upon entering information on what to search into the device by speaking. Initially named as Voice Action which allowed one to give speech commands to an Android phone. Once only available for the U.S. English locale – commands were later recognizable and replied to in American, British, and Indian English; French, Italian, German, and Spanish.[1] In Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean), it was merged with Google Now. In August 2014, a new feature was added to Google Voice Search, allowing users to choose up to five languages and the app will automatically understand the spoken language.[2] Google Voice Search on Google.com On June 14, 2011, Google announced at its Inside Google Search event that it would start to roll out Voice Search on Google.com during the coming days.[3][4] Google rolled out the support but only for the Google Chrome b ...more...

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X (company)

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X (company)

X Development LLC. is an American semi-secret research-and-development facility founded by Google in January 2010 as Google X,[1][2] operates as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.[3] X has its headquarters about a mile and a half from Google's corporate headquarters, the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California.[4][5] Work at X is overseen by entrepreneur scientist Astro Teller, as CEO and "Captain of Moonshots".[6][7][8] The lab started with the development of Google's self-driving car.[8] On October 2, 2015, after the complete restructuring of Google into Alphabet, Google X became an independent Alphabet company and was renamed to X. Projects X's mission is to invent and launch "moonshot" technologies that aim to make the world a radically better place.[9] A moonshot is defined by X as the intersection of a big problem, a radical solution, and breakthrough technology.[10] Glass Google Glass with black frames for prescription lenses. Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develo ...more...

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AdSense

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AdSense

Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. They can generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis. Google beta-tested a cost-per-action service, but discontinued it in October 2008 in favor of a DoubleClick offering (also owned by Google).[2] In Q1 2014, Google earned US $3.4 billion ($13.6 billion annualized), or 22% of total revenue, through Google AdSense.[3] AdSense is a participant in the AdChoices program, so AdSense ads typically include the triangle-shaped AdChoices icon.[4][5] This program also operates on HTTP cookies. Over 14.3 million websites use AdSense.[6] Overview Google uses its technology to serve advertisements based on website content, the user's geographical location, and other factors. Those wanting to advertise wit ...more...

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Google Search Console

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Google Search Console

Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. As of May 20, 2015, Google rebranded Google Webmaster Tools as Google Search Console.[1][2] In January 2018, Google introduced a new version of the Search Console, with a refreshed user interface and improvements.[3] Features It has tools that let webmasters: Submit and check a sitemap and also helps the webmasters to check if there are any errors with their sitemap. Check and set the crawl rate, and view statistics about when Googlebot accesses a particular site. Write and check a robots.txt file to help discover pages that are blocked in robots.txt accidentally. List internal and external pages that link to the site. Get a list of links which Googlebot had difficulty crawling, including the error that Googlebot received when accessing the URLs in question. See what keyword searches on Google led to th ...more...

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Google Brain

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Google Brain

Google Brain is a deep learning artificial intelligence research team at Google. Formed in early 2010s, Google Brain combines open-ended machine learning research with system engineering and Google-scale computing resources.[1][2][3] Mission Google Brain states its mission as "to make machines intelligent and improve people’s lives".[4] The team focuses on constructing models with high degrees of flexibility that are capable of learning their own features, and use data and computation efficiently. As the Google Brain Team describes "This approach fits into the broader Deep Learning subfield of ML and ensures our work will ultimately make a difference for problems of practical importance. Furthermore, our expertise in systems complements this approach by allowing us to build tools to accelerate ML research and unlock its practical value for the world.[4]" History The so-called "Google Brain" project began in 2011 as a part-time research collaboration between Google Fellow Jeff Dean, Google Researcher Greg ...more...

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Google Flights

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Google Flights

Google Flights is an online flight booking search service which facilitates the purchase of airline tickets through third party suppliers. History In April 2011, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division approved Google's $700 million purchase of ITA Software.[1] On September 13, 2011 Google launched Google Flights, which used algorithms gained from this purchase.[2] Features An innovation of Google Flights is that it allows open-ended searches based on criteria other than destination; for example, a user may search for flights within a range of times and a budget and be offered various destination choices.[3] Alternatively, a user can select a destination, and Google Flights will calculate every price for each day of the next 12 months, visualised in a graph or table. This allows users to easily spot the cheapest date to fly to the destination. Response The service was immediately compared to competitors such as Expedia, Orbitz, Kayak.com, and Bing.[4] Competitor Kayak.com issued a statem ...more...

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Google Pinyin

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Google Pinyin

Google Pinyin IME (谷歌拼音输入法; Pinyin: Gǔgē Pīnyīn Shūrùfǎ) is an input method developed by Google China Labs. The tool was made publicly available on April 4, 2007. Beside Pinyin input, it also includes stroke count method input. Availability Windows As of August 2012, Google Pinyin is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10. There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions available. Android Google released a Pinyin IME system for Android 1.5 or newer in March 2009.[2] The Android Pinyin IME supports user dictionary synchronization with the desktop version. Linux By the end of 2008, more than 20% users of Google Pinyin wanted a Linux version of the input method, which was answered in the FAQ section with a general PR phrase "We always strive to provide a better user experience and we never stop our hard work to fulfill the customer needs".[3] However, the Linux user community is porting the Android Google Pinyin IME to the non-Android Linux IME framework SCIM in the scim ...more...

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Flutter (software)

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Flutter (software)

Flutter is an open-source mobile application framework created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android and iOS, as well as being the primary method of creating applications for Google Fuchsia.[4] History The first version of Flutter was known as "Sky" and ran on the Android operating system. It was unveiled at the 2015 Dart developer summit, with the stated intent of being able to render consistently at 120 frames per second.[5] Framework Architecture The major components of Flutter include: Flutter engine Foundation library Design-specific widgets Flutter engine Flutter's engine, written primarily in C++, provides low-level rendering support using Google's Skia graphics library. Additionally, it interfaces with platform-specific SDKs such as those provided by Android and iOS.[6] Foundation library The Foundation library, written in Dart, provides basic classes and functions which are used to construct applications using Flutter, such as APIs to communicate with the engine.[6][7 ...more...

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Google Pixel

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Google Pixel

Google Pixel is a line of consumer electronic devices from Google that run either the Chrome OS or Android operating system. The Pixel brand was introduced in February 2013 with the first generation Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel line includes laptops and smartphones, as well as the discontinued Pixel C tablet. The devices can be bought through the Google Store or at retail stores. Phones Pixel Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones Google announced the first generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event.[1] Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which ranked as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 90 points until HTC released the U11, which also scored 90 points.[2] This is largely due to software optimizations such as HDR+. The Pixel phones also include unlimited cloud storage for pictures on Google Photos[3] and an unlockable bootloader (when purchased directly from Google; phones purchased through Verizon Wireless and its partne ...more...

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Google hacking

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Google hacking

Google hacking, also named Google dorking,[1][2] is a computer hacking technique that uses Google Search and other Google applications to find security holes in the configuration and computer code that websites use. Basics Google hacking involves using advanced operators in the Google search engine to locate specific strings of text within search results. Some of the more popular examples are finding specific versions of vulnerable Web applications. The following search query would locate all web pages that have that particular text contained within them. It is normal for default installations of applications to include their running version in every page they serve, for example, "Powered by XOOPS 2.2.3 Final" intitle:admbook intitle:Fversion filetype:php One can even retrieve the username and password list from Microsoft FrontPage servers by inputting the given microscript in Google search field: "#-Frontpage-" inurl:administrators.pwd or filetype:log inurl password login Devices connected to the Inter ...more...

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Google Play Games

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Google Play Games

Google Play Games is an online gaming service and software development kit operated by Google for the Android operating system. It features real-time multiplayer gaming capabilities, cloud saves, social and public leaderboards, and achievements.[3] The Play Games service allows developers to incorporate the above features into their games without having to develop those features from scratch themselves. The Google Play Games service was introduced at the Google I/O 2013 Developer Conference,[4] and the standalone Google Play Games mobile app was launched for Android on July 24, 2013.[5] Andrew Webster of The Verge compared Google Play Games to Game Center, a similar gaming network for users of Apple Inc.'s own iOS operating system.[4] Google Play Games has received updates over the years since its launch, including a screen-recording feature,[6] and custom gamer IDs.[7] References "Google Play Games". APKMirror. Android Police. June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018. "Google Play Games (Android TV) ...more...

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Google Glass

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Google Glass

Google Glass is a brand of smart glasses – an optical head-mounted display designed in the shape of a pair of eyeglasses. It was developed by X (previously Google X)[9] with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer.[1] Google Glass displayed information in a smartphone-like, hands-free format.[10] Wearers communicated with the Internet via natural language voice commands.[11][12] 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.[13][14] It had an integral 5 Megapixel still/720p video camera. The headset received a great deal of criticism and legislative action due to privacy and safety concerns. On January 15, 2015, Google announced that it would stop producing the Google Glass prototype, to be continued in 2017 tentatively.[15] In July 2017, it was announced that the Google Glass Enterprise Edition would be released.[16] Development Google Glass was ...more...

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Googleplex

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Googleplex

The Googleplex is the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California, United States, near Silicon Valley's capital San Jose. The original complex, with 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) of office space, is the company's second largest square footage assemblage of Google buildings, after Google's 111 Eighth Avenue building in New York City, which the company bought in 2010. Once the 1,100,000-square-foot (100,000 m2) Bay View addition went online in 2015, the Googleplex became the largest collection of Google buildings with 3,100,000 square feet (290,000 m2) of space.[1] "Googleplex" is a portmanteau of Google and complex (meaning a complex of buildings) and a reference to googolplex, the name given to the large number 10(10100), or 10googol. Facilities and history The south side of the Googleplex Complex Former entrance to lobby of Building 40 The Original campus SGI Campus The site was previously occ ...more...

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List of Google apps for Android

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List of Google apps for Android

The list of Google apps for Android lists the mobile apps developed by Google for its Android operating system. All of these apps are available for free from the Google Play Store, although some may not show up in search results if they are listed as incompatible with your device (even though they may still function from an *.apk). Some of Google's apps may be pre-installed on some devices, depending upon the device manufacturer and the version of Android. A few of these apps, such as Gboard, are not supported on older versions of Android. Accessibility Scanner AdWords AdWords Express Androidify Android Auto Android Device Policy Android Messages Android Settings Android System WebView Android Things Toolkit Android TV Core Services Android TV Launcher Android TV Remote Control Android TV Remote Service ARCore by Google AR Stickers Audio Factory Beacon Tools Blogger Calculator Camera Cardboard Cardboard Camera Cardboard Design Lab Google Cast Receiver Chrome Beta Google Chrome for ...more...

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