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Google has been a boon to mankind, no second thoughts on that.
Google has its presence nearly everywhere in our life. Right from the morning when you hold your ANDROID phone and stop the alarm, going to the office following the GOOGLE MAPS, checking out your emails on GMAIL, updating the latest task sheets on GOOGLE DOCS, Checking out last week’s traffic of your website on GOOGLE ANALYTICS, Going for the lunch to the nearby restaurant by searching out the best places through GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE, Clicking selfies and portrait images on your ANDROID SMARTPHONES to watching the latest movie trailers on YOUTUBE.
You are completely surrounded by Larry Page and Sergey Bin’s giant-sized child. Child for them, Giant for us, pun intended.
Since its inception, Google has loved to take chances with its products and to be honest they have paid off well. After its debut in 1997, Google Search Engine has remained the most used search engine for nearly each and every one of us.
The dilemma is such that if you Think Internet, You Think Google, period.
Today we will talk about some worldwide products from Google which were loved by all of us and without their existence, we might get teleported to the Stone-Age Era.
Following is the list of Google’s most used products widely. Have a look.
Google Search Engine
Launched in 1997, this was the first product from Google and today it’s the lifeline of the world. And, yes I firmly stand on my last sentence. It has been the most used search engine on the internet with 3-Billion searches each day. It generates its revenue from AdWords which is also a product from Google and as the name suggests, AdWords is an online advertising service where advertisers pay to display a brief advertising copy, product or video content on the Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page).
The system is based partly on cookies and keywords determined by advertisers. Google uses these characteristics to place advertising copy on pages where it thinks they might be relevant. Advertisers have to pay when users click on the AD and then they user gets diverted to the advertiser’s website showcasing the product, service etc.
AdWords offers services such as PPC (Pay per Click) advertising and CPA (Cost per Acquisition) advertising.
Interestingly, Google’s main source of income is generated from Adwords is itself which accounts for approximately $60 Billion.
This free email service was developed by Google in 2004 and in 2012 it outplayed Hotmail to become the most popular and most used email service. This webmail service is available in 72 languages worldwide and has acquired 1.5 Billion users in the last 13 years.
Various sources state that 60% of mid-sized US companies, and 92% of startups, are using Gmail. According to a Radicati Group study from January 2017, there will be more than 3.7 billion email users worldwide by the end of the year. That means nearly 54% of the entire planet is currently using email. Whoa!
3 Former PayPal employees started this Video Hosting Website in 2005 which Google purchased in 2006 at $1.65 Billion. YouTube is now a subsidiary of Google it allows users to view, like, comment, share, and subscribe video channels along with uploading it.
On YouTube, you can find Video clips, Tv show clips, Music videos, Short and Documentary films, Educational videos, Vlogs and Movies on a subscription basis, while you can also find few movies for free. Anyone from an individual to a media corporation can upload videos on YouTube.
YouTube’s earnings come from AdSense which is a program that targets ads according to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered by Google and the revenues are generated on a per-click or per-impression basis. According to stats, in February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and 1 Billion hours of content has been watched on YouTube every day.
AdSense also helps individuals to earn money on a regular basis as they can integrate their YouTube channel, Blogger profile with AdSense. There are many YouTubers who have already made fortunes through this. That’s the topic for some other day.
Google purchased Android Inc. in 2005 and it was disclosed in 2007, as a Mobile OS created by Google, in light of the Linux bit, outlined basically for touchscreen cell phones.
The first commercial Android device was unveiled in September 2008, which was the HTC Dream or T-Mobile G–1, since then the operating system has gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 8.0 “Oreo“, released in August 2017.
Later on, Google developed Android TV for smart televisions, Android Auto for cars so that the owner can integrate their smartphones with it, Android Wear for wrist watches, each development has a specialized UI. Variants of Android are also used on gaming consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics.
The OS has been best-selling on tablets since 2013 and runs on the vast majority of smartphones. As of May 2017, Android had two billion monthly active users, and also had the largest installed base of any OS.
Today, Google has also launched their own smartphones titled Google Pixel series, which is gaining great reviews from the tech-reviewers all over.
Google Play Store
Google Play Store is the official app store for the Android OS and is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google which allows the users to browse and download applications developed with Android and published through Google.
Google Play additionally functions as a computerized media store, offering music, magazines, books, motion pictures, and TV programs, under the standard Google Play Books, Google Play Games, Google Play Movies and TV, Google Play Music, and Google Play Newsstand.
The applications on Google play store are either free or have an insignificant charge. At the Starting of 2016, the Google Play store had more than 82 billion application downloads and in present 2017 came to more than 2.7 million applications distributed.
This multilingual service launched in 2005 has completed 12 years of guiding us to our destination’s successfully, developed by Google this web mapping service offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle or public transportation.
In August 2013, Google Maps was world’s most popular app for smartphones, with 54% of global smartphone users using it.
A web browser developed by Google, Google Chrome is a revelation to all internet users across the globe. First released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, the Google Chrome was later developed for Linux, macOS, iOS and Android versions. Google Chrome is the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.
According to stats from StatCounter, Google Chrome has 63% worldwide share from a desktop browser, 54% market share across all platforms combined due to its 50% share on smartphones. The tremendous achievement of Chrome drives Google to grow the “Chrome” mark name on different items like Chromecast, Chromebook, Chrome bit, Chromebox and Chromebase.
All business related needs in one place. G-Suite, previously known as Google Apps for work is a package of services based on cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google. It was launched on August 28, 2006, it works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet.
The G-Suite has administrations, for example, Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ for correspondence; Drive for capacity; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites and, contingent upon the arrangement, an Admin board and Vault for overseeing clients and the administrations. It additionally incorporates the computerized intuitive whiteboard Jam board.
These administrations are free for buyers yet Google has included venture highlights, for example, custom email addresses at an area alternative for boundless distributed storage (contingent upon plan and number of individuals), extra managerial instruments, and propelled settings, with a day in and day out telephone and email bolster.
As of January 2017, G Suite has 3 million paying organizations and 70 million G Suite for Education clients.
That revelation which we all ode for, the start of the term Blogging came from here, Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools, it is credited with helping popularize this format worldwide. In February 2003, Google acquired Pyra Labs, the sum of which was undisclosed. The blogs are facilitated by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. These online journals or blogs can likewise be facilitated in the enlisted custom area of the blogger (like www.example.com). A client can have up to 100 websites for every record. Blogger is accessible on more than 65 dialects around the world.
So, what do you think about these products? Can you find a replica and rely on them?
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