Analyst Coverage: David Norfolk
Google claims its mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It started with a clever search engine but has built on this with innovative products such as Google Docs.
Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin; incorporated on September 4, 1998; and its initial public offering (NASDAQ) was on August 19, 2004. Larry Page is currently CEO, with Eric Schmidt Google's Executive Chairman.