For the few still in the dark, Google, Inc. provides Web search and online advertising services online. It offers advertising solutions, global Internet search solutions, and intranet solutions with the help of products and services such as Google.com, Google AdSense, Google Search Appliance and Google AdWords. It also provides e-mail services through Gmail, which offers a gigabyte of free storage along with e-mail search and relevant advertising.
Headquartered in California, the company was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, who then picked Eric E Schmidt to manage it as CEO a few years later.
Its current brand value stands at $8.7 billion, and brand sales at $3.2 billion. The company's USP is still the fact that, as the world's largest search engine, it manages to sort through an impressive 8 billion Web pages. Google too registered a growth rate of 36%.