Getting to Know Google, Inc.

Google the website is just one product of Google, Inc., the company. It’s the primary product, to be sure, but it’s just one facet of a multifaceted organization.

Google’s Mission

If Google is about more than simple web searching, just what does the company do? Well, we can get a clue by examining Google’s mission statement:

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

As mission statements go, this one is properly high-minded and vague. But it’s also somewhat descriptive of what the company actually does on a day-by-day basis. By using its proprietary search technology, Google does help organize information and make it both more accessible and ...

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