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Google Inc. is a U.S. public corporation. It is the leading Internet search engine and provides a wide range of other products and services, including email through its Gmail service, online video through YouTube.com, blogging tools through Blogger, and Internet browsing through its Chrome browser, and licensing the world's most popular mobile operating system (Android).[1]

Google is also the largest seller of online advertising.[2]

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The company "Google" was named after the mathematical term "Googol," which is a number equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and expressed as 10100, which they felt reflected their mission to organize the massive amount of information available on the Web.

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  1. Mobile Operating System Market Share Worldwide, July 2018-July 2019, STATCOUNTER (full-text).
  2. Jasmine Enberg, "Digital Ad Spending 2019," Global, EMARKETER (Mar. 28, 2019) (full-text).

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