Who Owns Google ,Who Google Controls?

I have blogged on the Media ownership in India,US aware of the fact that, in a Democracy who controls information decides power equation.


This morning it struck me that I never bothered to check on the ownership pattern of Google.


While Googling, the information I obtained was very meager and sanitized.


I did a search with Bing, with slightly better results.


After going through the material, I feel that if you r to be secretiveness, you have something to hide.


You try talking to some one in Google office India, you would be surprised that how people can refuse to part with any information without being offensive-even if the information you ask for is very mundane.


Standard answer ‘Google it’


Now Read on .



Google search: seen by a smaller proportion of UK desktop users in October 2012.


‘That being said, I have noticed how little users actually know about Google. We all use it everyday, but when it comes to who owns it or what the company does own-people are sometimes clueless. With the recent merger talk of Yahoo and Microsoft, I saw countless questions as to if Google already owned Yahoo. The answer of course is no, but Google does own so much more. The company is said to own over 500 domain names some bought by Google themselves, others bought by companies that were bought by Google.

As for the acquisitions Google has-the list is endless. According to mydigmedia.com, Google owns:


Pyra Labs-Blogger

Neotonic Software-for CRM

Applied Semantics-for search

Kaltix Corp-for context sensitve search

Genius Labs-for blogging

Ignite Logic-web templates for law firms

Picassa-digi photo management

Keyhole Group-digital mapping

Where 2 Technologies-digital mapping

ZipDash-maps and traffic for mobile devices

2Web Technologies-spreadsheets


Dodgeball-mobile social networking

Reqwireless Inc.-Java browser

Current Communications Group-broadband internet

Android-software for mobile phone o/s

Transformic Inc-search engine for deep/invisible web

Skia-graphics software engineering

DMarc Broadcasting-digital radio broadcasting

Measure Map-analytics for blogs

Upstartle-Writely, document editor for the web

@Last Software-SketchUp 3D modeling

Orion-Referral search engine

Neven Vision-automatic information extraction from jpgs

Jotspot Ind-wiki platform for websites

YouTube-online video company

Endoxen-geomapping software

Xunlei-filesharing app for the web

Adscape Media-in-game advertising

Gapminder’s Trendalyzer-presentation software

Doubleclick-ad platform for the web

Tonic Systems-document conversion technology

Marratech-video conferencing technology

Green Border Technologies-secure web browsing tech

Panoramio-photo site sharing for Google Earth

Feedbumer-RSS feed distribution analytics and management

GrandCentral-mobile voice management

Postini-communications security and compliance

As you can see, Google does not own Yahoo. That can of course change in the upcoming months. Google has a lot of initiatives still to come. They recently released what they refer to as Android operating system, which very well could take over the Iphone market as well.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page both started Google while in their twenties. The two met in the science program at Stanford. They dropped out of school and started Google from a friends’ garage in 1998. Brin currently serves as president of technology at Google and Page heads product division. The two are said to be worth $18 billion.

Google controls the majority of the Internet. I happen to think this is not a bad thing. They seem to be innovative, responsible, generous and just plain brilliant. I think if anyone can keep moving technology forward, it is Google. I would not mind them controlling the net. They seem to be doing an excellent job so far. Only time will tell though as far as the future is concerned. I, for one, look forward to seeing what Google controls or comes up with next!”

Read this apt comment.


“Anything this powerful is a threat to liberty. They can do what they like, and are intruding more and more into our personal information. Now I’m told by Google that the ad I was running with Adwords is not being allowed because my site lacks enough content and too many ads! The site is a business site and provides the information to visitors I wish it to. It has pages of content and only two small square box ads apart from the Google adsense skyscraper! Yet they claim it ‘violates’ Googles policy of too many ads to content as if it’s just an ad farm which it isn’t.

It is no business of Google’s to judge sites. It’s arrogance, and it’s what you get from the too-powerful. Forget governments, Google could become the police state all on its own, it is gathering vast amnounts of information, holds archives not just of websites but of our searches. It is inherently dangerous and I don’t share the writer#s sanguinity or optimism. Facebook is showing the same tendency to megalomania.”


Will some body from the IT Industry send me information on Google ownership?




‘The first funding for Google as a company was secured on August 1998 in the form of a $100,000USD contribution from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, given to a corporation which did not yet exist.[24](wiki)


Look at the above-‘ given to a corporation which did not yet exist”


List of Companies acquired by Google.


There are 119 Companies. Visit.





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Google to Launch Condoms?


Read this from from Google’s earliest employee.

The hard-to-swallow news comes from a new book by one of Google’s earliest employees, a guy named Douglas Edwards. The book, I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59, hits stores this Tuesday –  but The Wall Street Journal has a meaty excerpt online right now.

In the excerpt, Edwards describes a day when G-Founder Sergey Brin proposed using all of Google’s marketing budget to inoculate Chechen refugees against cholera. When that idea flopped, Edwards says Brin shot off a bold plan B:

“What if we gave out free Google-branded condoms to high-school students?”

Eh? Come again? Hang on, though: Strange as it sounds, we think the gCondom concept could actually be a stroke of genius. Proper sex, after all, is kind of like a Google beta product: An invitation is required for entry, hardware sometimes fails at the worst possible time, and even the biggest launch can feel premature.

• Google Condom Slogan #1: I’m feeling lucky

• Google Condom Slogan #2: SafeSex filter: moderate

• Google Condom Slogan #3: Showing results for engorged penis.
Search instead for inflamed venus?

• Google Condom Slogan #4: Notice: Queries may finish in fractions of a second.

• Google Condom Slogan #5: gRibbed for her pleasure

• Google Condom Slogan #6: Google: We know how to support a large index

• Google Condom Slogan #7: Caution, ladies: Hackers may find hole in back door

• Google Condom Slogan #8: Advertise inside! Text limited to 12 to 96 characters,
depending on the fella.

• Google Condom Slogan #9: Advertise inside! All ads calculated on a cost-per-clit

• Google Condom Slogan #10: Google doesn’t go down — but you should

• Google Condom Slogan #11: Note: Usage data automatically collected

• Google Condom Slogan #12: +1 (we hope)

Google Condom Measurement  Analytics• Google Condom Slogan #13: Measurement analytics available

• Google Condom Slogan #14: Warning: Server load may be greater than expected.

• Google Condom Slogan #15: Built by virgins, for virgins.

• Google Condom Slogan #16: Upgrade your Google Condom with Buzz (and no, we
aren’t talking about the social network).

• Google Condom Slogan #17: gCondom, gSpot. ‘Nuff said.

• Google Condom Slogan #18: Go ahead and laugh. It’s still bigger than Bing.

• Google Condom Slogan #19: Okay — maybe a little bit evil.

• Google Condom Slogan #20: Google Condom: It’s like McAfee for Mr. Happy.