Google began as one of the world’s first successful internet search engines using a system they devised called PageRank. Since then Google has become one of the largest technology companies in the world leading in online advertising technologies, search engines, cloud computing, and both software and hardware technologies. Google developed Android, an open source mobile operating system now used by billions of devices worldwide. Recently they created Google Cardboard to provide affordable access to VR experiences through Android devices, which has evolved into the Google Daydream platform. Google made a fore into augmented reality in 2014 with Google Glass, but shut down production in 2015 due to privacy concerns. ARCore for Android is Google’s augmented reality software development kit built to simplify the creation of AR apps for smartphones.

Company Info:

Year Founded:

Larry Page, Sergey Brinn

Company Size:
Over 20,000

Public Company