The "best" public Search Engine of the moment.
Mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
If you want to do a date-range search, use this form
Phases of success:
- 1997-2000: Search Engine: Altavista Vs Google
- 2000: AdWords: less irritating to users, cheap and self-service to advertisers
- 2003: AdSense: Ad Network for other content publishers
- everything else lives off those? Certainly in terms of revenue.
- GMail: launched Apr'2004
- Aug'2004: IPO
Has a Web Services API. One idea I had for this: a group-of-sites metasearch. If there's a small number of sites you "trust" for information, you could run a number of searches, each constrained to a single member of that group using the 'site:' feature, then combine the results. (Heh, this became Google CoOp.)
Owns Blogger. And runs AdWords network. Becoming a new Monoculture?
- Google Search Engine, Google Personal Search; Google Desktop
- Google Blog Search, Google Reader
- Google Calendar
- Google Earth
- NGO: GoogleOrg
People (as of 2009?)
Apr'2011 ReOrg - 2011-04-08-PageDoesMajorGoogleReorg
Some senior-execs (besides the Gang Of Three):
- Jonathan Rosenberg SVP Product Management/Marketing
- Salar Kamangar - VP Product Management (AdWords and related)
- Dave Girouard/David Girouard - VP Enterprise
- Marissa Mayer - VP Product Management of web search, images, Google Groups, Google News, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, GoogleLabs, and more
- Susan Wojcicki - VP Product Management - AdSense as well as Google Book Search, Google Video and the syndication of Google products to partners worldwide.
- Carl Sjogreen - Product Manager for Google Calendar
- is Keith Coleman or Stephanie Hannon Product Manager for GMail?
- Jason Goldman - Product Manager for Blog Search (was Jeff Reynar?)
- Jason Shellen - Product Manager for Google Reader (was a Blogger honcho)
- Jonathan Rochelle - Product Manager for Google Spreadsheet - in NYC
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