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Google is the world’s most visited website and most valuable brand. Beginning its life as a mere search engine, the company has grown into a massive IT conglomerate. Founded in 1998, the company is a tech pioneer in research and development, innovation, and mergers and acquisitions. As it has grown even more pervasive, Google has faced a backlash on such issues as privacy, tax avoidance, antitrust, censorship and search neutrality. It’s now difficult to imagine a world without Google and its products. So what makes this technological giant tick?

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8 Book

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Surviving and Thriving in a World of Digital Giants
R "Ray" Wang
HarperCollins Leadership, 2021
8 Book
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
Grand Central, 2014
9 Article

The Great A.I. Awakening

How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services – and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
Gideon Lewis-Kraus
The New York Times Magazine, 2016
9 Article

Google Searches Its Soul

Inside the Search Giant's Effort to Get More Diverse - and to Change the Way We All See the World.
Ellen McGirt
Fortune, 2017
Book

Trillion Dollar Coach

The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
Eric Schmidt et al.
HarperBusiness, 2019
8 Article

Google’s Featured Snippets Are Worse than Fake News

The highlighted answers given prime placement over search results are often shockingly bad.
Adrianne Jeffries
Outline, 2017
8 Article

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”
James Somers
The Atlantic, 2017
8 Article

How Google Took Over the Classroom

The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
Natasha Singer
The New York Times, 2017