Sunday, August 22, 2010

A tribute to Google

A tribute to the company that I adore

Its name is Google. Started with a humble beginning in a dorm in 1998, this company has come a long way. It's offerings are multipartite and revolutionary in nature. The homepage still looks crisp without any advertisements. 'Don't be evil' is the tagline of this company where small teams write code to change the world.

Standing above the shoulders of Ph. D's and other bright minds who make this happen, Google has delivered the goods. Imagine search without it. Imagine online advertising without Adwords and paving a new economy using Adsense, where people make money. There are many other search engines today, but as of now 69% of searches across the globe are done on Google.

Google is not just a company. It has become a phenomenon. Google'd is a verb that we use now. From time to time, this company has proved that mathematics is the highest science. Look at Google translate, enabling conversion of languages. Look at Chrome. They have built a wonderful browser. And finally Android is the largest selling OS on mobile phones as of now.

Google provides a great workplace where you can spend 25% of your time on personal projects, some of which have turned into successful products. The task of organizing the world information is not easy. But these are people who don't take no for an answer. Proves that computing can be taken to its next level by a bunch of smart working people.

Hat's off to all of you who strive to make a positive impact on this world.




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