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To: Shari Weiss

From: CHAN HA
Date: October 17, 2014
Re: Business Report
This memo is about the ten pieces information of research and the topic of our group
is Google. The below information was found from the Google company, comScore
Internet analytics company and Internet Live Statistics.
1.
Google is an American multinational corporation and it provides Internet-related
service and products. Their services include online searching, advertising and cloud
computing. Most of its profits are derived from advertising such as AdWords.
2. According to Google company, Google was found by Larry Page and Sergey
Brin in March 1998. At that time, it was only a research project by Ph.D. students at
Stanford University. Until 1998, Google became a privately held company after the
incorporation.

3.
I found that Google has processed over 40000 search queries every second on
average. That means Google has processed over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2
trillion searches per year worldwide.

4. According to comScore, Google has controlled 67.5% share of the web search
engine volume in the worldwide . The second runner up belongs to Baidu, a china
search engine and takes a 8.2% of market share. Yahoo and Yandex has 4.9 % and
2.8% simultaneously. The lowest is Bing from Microsoft and only has 2.5% of the
share.

5.
Google one best service, Gmail, continously provides great email experience to
their users. Gmail was first in service about 10 years ago and it quickly became a
challenger to the other companies such as Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL of that time.
According to Statistics, there are about 425 million of Gmail users now. Hotmail and
Yahoo mail only has 360 million approximately.

6. As we all know Google is the biggest search engine in worldwide. They provide
an enormous search result to their user. However, due to piracy and copyright
infringing URLS, Google also has to takedown some of the URL reguarding to this
matter. According to statistics, Google has a record of 21.5 million of URL being
taken down in September,2013.

7.
Interestingly, Google also takes the lead of the percentage from the US mobile
user. Statistics shows that Google was visited by nearly 90% of US mobile users. In
addition, Facebook only got 87% and Yahoo and Amazon came up with 86.2% and
69% respectively.

8.
On the other hand, according to the Google first published first-ever internal
diversity report, Google has a workforce which consists of 70% Men but 60% are
white. The remainings are 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% black.

9.
One of the lastest pc that developed by Google recently, Chromebook, make a
step into the business market in 2013. According to pcworld.com it sucessfully
captures about 20% of the other commercial notebook in the US PC market. Not
surprisingly, Windows PCs and Macs remained at the top.

10. Google+, the social network of the company sees a 58% jump that users from
other social network sites. According to USATODAY, Google+ has about 540 million
who have interacted socially with any Googles services within a month. From the
advantage of Google+, the company also has a nu,ber of 1.5 billion photos being
uploaded to the server per week and the number is increasing at a tramendous rate.
During the research, I found that Google is a successful multinational company the
growth rate of Google search increase significantly in recent years. Although other
search engines such as Baidu and Yandex is going at a faster rate compared to Google,
the distance between Google and the other search engines in terms of search volume
is so vast.
To: Shari Weiss
From: CHAN HA

Date: October 17, 2014


Re: Business Report
During this week, we are continuing to do our research for our group business report
so this memo is about fifteen pieces of information about our research topicGoogle.
The below information includes five online sources with URLs, five opinions from
the professionals and five pieces of facts and statistics.
Five online sources
1.) Google offers the fellowship programs for outstanding graduate students,
particularly in computer science, related disciplines, and promising research areas.
<https://research.google.com/university/student-support/>
2.) Google company began trading on the Nasdaq at an IPO price of $85 per share
on August 19, 2004.
<http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/08/03/10-things-you-may-not-knowabout-google/>
3.) Since Google has occupied the search engine world so completely, its name is
synonymous with the Internet search.
<http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/tech-myths/5-myths-about-google.htm>
4.) Because of the click fraud, Google might show the invalid clicks on the ads to
the advertisers.
<http://news.cnet.com/Google-to-offer-advertisers-click-fraud-stats/2100-1024_36098469.html>
5.) When we are using the Google internet search engine, we receive advertisements
for commercial sites.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3621169.stm>
Five opinions from the professionals

1.) Californian Senator Figueroa describes the Googles Gmail service as being a bit
like "having a massive billboard in the middle of your home".

2.) "If Google can make it faster, cheaper and easier for you to get on the Internet,
they end up with more eyeballs, more fingertips and more activity," said Richard
Doherty, an analyst with the Envisioneering Group, a technology consulting firm in
Seaford, N.Y.
3.) According to Jon Rognerud, Google is constantly changing and evolving at a
high speed, and it has had a steady level of growth over the past decade with new
software, patents, products, web properties, and etc.
4.) According to Lisa Grossman, Google Trends is a web tool for tracking what
terms Google users are searching for in a given period.
5.) Susan Molinari, who is a Republican former congresswoman from New York
who works as Googles top lobbyist said we aim to help policymakers understand
Googles business and the work we do to keep the Internet open and spur economic
opportunity.
Five pieces of facts and statistics
1.) In the United states, Google steadily gobbles up 70 to 75 percent of the US
search engine market.
2.) According to comScore, Google controlled 67.5 percent of US search query
volume. Bing had 18.4 percent and Yahoo had 10.3 percent.
3.) Google owns 79 percent of the smartphone market share while Apple only owns
14 percent of the smartphone market share.
4.) In 2013, Google made $55.5 billion in advertising, which is about 90% of their
profit.
5.)

If a Google employee dies, their spouse gets half their salary for 10 years!

During the research, I found that many information about Google are interesting and
useful for my research. Google has become more and more important for people all
over the world so I am focusing on how the Google has contributed to the society and
the future of product development.