Google is a technology company founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin that is part of the conglomerate Alphabet. Google runs the most used search engine globally as well as other computer-based applications and tools that help people to collaborate and create content. consistently ranks as the most visited website, with many users using it as the landing page for their Internet browser. This entry provides an overview of Google, then explores it origins, services, and collaborative applications, as well as controversies surrounding the company.


The Google search engine allows users to search the Internet for relevant content based on words (across a wide range of languages) or an image. The phrase googling has been adopted as a generic term for an online ...

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