Here's a look at what you need to know about Google, Inc.
Facts: The name Google is a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term referring to a 1 followed by 100 zeros (represented as 1 x 10100).
At the end of 2013, Google had revenue of approximately $58.7 billion.
They currently employ almost 50,000 people and are headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Statistics from April 2014 state that Google has 88.2% of the world market share for search engines.
One of many sites currently blocked in China.
Timeline: 1995 - Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford.
1996 - Page and Brin collaborate on a search engine called BackRub. It exists solely on Stanford's servers and eventually outgrows its space.
September 15, 1997 - Google.com is registered as a domain.
August 1998 - Google displays its first doodle, dedicated to the Burning Man festival. They have since gone on to include a little of everything.
August 1998 - Andy Bechtolsteim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, becomes the first investor in Google, Inc.
September 4, 1998 - Google, Inc. files for incorporation with its headquarters in friend and current YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's garage in Menlo Park.
February 1999 - Google gets its first real office in Palo Alto. Later in the year they move to Mountain View.
May 2000 - Google launches websearches in 10 new languages.
March 2001 - Eric Schmidt joins the company as chairman of the board of directors
July 2001 - Google Images launches with 250 million searchable images.
August 2001 - Eric Schmidt becomes CEO, while Larry Page becomes President of Products and Sergey Brin becomes President of Technology.
September 2002 - Google News launches with 4,000 news sources.
February 2003 - Google acquires Pyra Labs, creators of Blogger.
December 2003 - Google Books launches. Its original function is to offer small excerpts from books so that they were searchable.
March 2004 - The headquarters moves into the Googleplex.
April 1, 2004 - Gmail launches on April Fools' Day despite it being a real email service.
July 2004 - Google acquires Picasa, an online photo arranger, from Idealab.
August 19, 2004 - Google conducts an initial public offering of approximately 19.6 million shares on NASDAQ. Shares of the No. 1 search engine company closed at $100.34 after they opened at $100, a 17 percent increase from its offering price of $85. The offering raised about $1.2 billion for the company, which had originally hoped to sell a total of 25.9 million shares at $108 to $135 a share.
October 2004 - Google Scholar, which is a service that allows user to search scholarly literature, launches with The University of Michigan, Stanford, Harvard and Oxford universities, as well as the New York Public Library behind it.