Google is the world’s most widely used search engine. The basic Google algorithms were developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University.
In addition to search technology, Google also produces the Android operation system (widely used on mobile devices), and the Chrome web browser.
The company is also known for its youthful culture and its generous perks, including free lunches.
Google has a number of buildings and campuses throughout Silicon Valley. In February 2015, the company announced plans to build a new corporate campus.
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Founded in September, 1998
53,600 employees (as of 2014)