Google has changed the landscape of the Internet, and the world, forever. The company, which began as a new kind of search engine, now makes a slew of products, from Gmail and Drive to Glass and AdWords. Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system and the browser-only Chrome operating system for the Chromebook computer. In 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to Google.com surpassed one billion for the first time.
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while the pair was attending Stanford University. Both founders are Jewish, and endorse the company’s motto, “Don’t be evil.”