Google is amazing!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 | Miscellaneous

I’m amazed at how Google has come from nowhere to become an everyday household name and a verb. When Google came out, it wasn’t long before people said, did you “Google” that? It was all over for yahoo. Even George Bush does “the Google“. 

Since Google search, Google has released hit after hit, the most recent Chrome a browser that will take on industry giant Microsoft IE8 head to head. Some of what Google has done has been expected, but they continue to think outside the box and come up with products that people never even knew they wanted or needed. I’m sure it helps that Google has more money than god, but still there are tons of huge corporations that never surprise us and never do anything unexpected. What makes Google different? Will they start selling Check Paper and MICR toner cartridges and put us out of business? Probably not, still one thing is for sure, I wouldn’t want to be the target of Google, because if you are, you probably won’t be in business for long. 

Google continues to churn out industry leading Internet software at a dizzying pace.

  • Google Earth – amazing
  • Google Checkout – definitely a great way to buy products without disseminating your personal information.
  • Google Picasa – what a great way to share your pictures
  • Gmail – best web mail out there
  • Google Desktop – great for searching your computer. I’m not a huge fan because it can bog your computer down.
  • Google News – A collection of news from the net
  • Google Chrome – still new, but already it’s replaced IE 7 and SlimBrowser for me
  • Google AdWords – The real money maker at google is the most effective way to reach targeted users out there. We spend 90% of our advertising on AdWords. And when someone searches for the key words we specify, they see our ads. Perfectly targeted!
  • Google Maps – again probably the best map software on the web, I love the new terrain feature.
  • Blogger – I’m using it right now, it’s great.
  • YouTube – Obviously the most used video sharing on the web
  • Analytics – If you are a webmaster, this is great stuff if you want to know about where your visitors come from and how they got there.
  • 800-Goog-411 – Great free 411 service that works better than regular 411.
  • The list goes on and on including Google Calendar, Orkut, Google Groups, etc…
In some cases like YouTube, where Google Video was not number one, Google just opened their wallet and bam, Google is number one once again.
Maybe its the environment that Google employees work in. Check out these pictures of the Google office in Europe. Nuts! But who wouldn’t want to work there. Who knows why Google is so damn good at whatever they put their mind to, but one thing is for sure, they aren’t done yet. Google is currently the 12th largest company in the world based on market capitizalization. With Apple Computer just ahead of them and Cisco just behind them. If google keeps it up, I won’t be suprised to see Google in the #1 spot some day.

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