Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google.
Google started as just a search engine with big ambitions…it’s grown rapidly…to become so much more in just 17 years. We now have 7 products with over 1B users each (Gmail, Android, Chrome, Maps, Search, YouTube, Play Store)
- Products for you to make it easy to find the information you need to get things done
- Products for businesses which help them grow on and off the web; these are the backbone of our business
- Working to make the web simpler, faster, and safer to enable people to come up with solutions we haven’t imagined
Alphabet, contains a diverse number of companies that are more afield of our main internet products like Google. Good examples of some of these companies are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity).
Through our very own AI research lab, DeepMind, we envision to solve for knowledge and make the world a better place.
Through our investment arms Google Ventures and Capital G, Alphabet is investing in people who are passionate about using technology to change the way we live and companies that are harnessing the technologies of tomorrow e.g. our latest investment in Lyft – the fastest growing shared ride service in the US with over 1 MN rides a day and overall more than half a billion rides overall and companies like Airbnb, etc. Till date we have invested in over 300+ companies.
Companies like Calico and Varily are focussed on healthcare. Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.
Jigsaw builds technology to tackle some of the toughest global security challenges facing the world today—from thwarting online censorship to mitigating the threats from digital attacks to countering violent extremism to protecting people from online harassment
While @ Chronicle We see a future where enterprise security teams can find and stop cyberattacks before they cause harm. By applying planet-scale computing and analytics to security operations, we provide the tools teams need to secure their networks and their customers’ data. We turn the advantage to the forces of good.
@Nest we believe Home. It’s more than just four walls and a roof over your head. It’s where you feel safest and most comfortable. But what if your home knew you as well as you know it? What if it could recognize you, and anticipate your needs. Or even better, what if it took care of the things you forget. Turn down the heat. Turned off the lights. Locked the door. What if your home became – in small ways, then big ones – an extension of you?These aren’t just daydreams or someday’s. It’s what we’re passionately building at Nest, everyday. Our mission is to create a home that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it.