Key difference: Google Inc. is a multinational corporation currently based in Mountain View, California, USA. The Google search engine is a web search engine. It is Google’s core product, and was the company's first creation. Google Chrome, on the other hand, is a freeware web browser, similar to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.
Google Inc. is a multinational corporation currently based in Mountain View, California, USA. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both were PhD students at Stanford University. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering was on August 19, 2004. Together, Brin and Page own about 16% of the company's stake.
The company's mission statement is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" and the company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be evil". In order to do so, Google provides numerous products and services. It is especially famous for its Internet-related products and services, such as its internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. However, most of its revenue is not generated from these products and services, but from advertising revenues, especially generated from AdWords.
Google offers various products and software, such as online productivity software including email, an office suite, and social networking, online productivity software including email, an office suite, and social networking, etc. Also, Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system and has tried its hand at hardware, launching its own phones. Google has also launched its Google Fiber broadband Internet service project in beta mode in Kansas City. However, one cannot dispute that other than Android, Google is most famous for its web browser, the Google Chrome, and its earliest product, the Google search engine. Many people even consider Google to be synonymous with its search engine.
The Google search engine is a web search engine. It is Google’s core product, and was the company's first creation. It is also considered to be Google’s most popular and famous service. It receives 100 billion search queries per month and is the most used search engine on the Internet. Google also offers regional search through its regional level domains. It has 189 different regional domains.
A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web by use of keywords. The search results are generally presented in a line of results. The information may be in web pages, images, information and other types of files.
Google Chrome, on the other hand, is a freeware web browser, similar to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc. A web browser is a program which lets you see the internet. It displays various webpages, which is how it allows someone to surf the web, view online content, such as blogs, videos, images, etc. It is what we use to access our e-mails, and our favorite social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Google launched Chrome as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008. The stable public release followed on December 11, 2008. According to StatCounter, as of September 2012 Chrome had 34% worldwide usage share of web browsers making it the most widely used web browser.
Google has faced exponential growth as a company, mainly due to its products and its particular care for user accessibility. Google has been estimated to run over one million servers in data centers around the world. It has also been estimated to process over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day.
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