Google Inc. was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998 and entered the corporate market in February 2002, with the launch of its Google Adwords internet advertising service. Since then, the company has passed the 30,000-employee mark worldwide, with a management staff that represents some of the most experienced IT professionals in the industry.
In addition to being the best-known search engine on the internet, the company has been expanding its portfolio through acquisitions such as the YouTube video sharing site and by launching new products, such as the Google Chrome navigator, the Gmail free e-mail service, Google Maps, Android, and the Google+ social network. Google provides its customers with advertising solutions, ranging from simple text ads (sponsored links); to rich media (video); and cloud computing services.
Google has been physically present in Latin America since it opened its São Paulo and Belo Horizonte offices in 2005, and its Argentina office in 2006. The subsidiary currently employs 700 professionals.
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