Google's websites:


Google Images  

This is a specialization of the main search engine for images. From 2005 onwards can be filtered by size into small, medium, large and extra large. It is also possible to search for formats ( JPG , GIF and PNG ) and color ( black and white , grayscale and color ).

Google Groups  

Google Groups is a web interface veteran hierarchically classified bulletin board system called Usenet . It is also an archive of all posts made to this network, on which can be searched using the Google engine.

Google Directory
 
Google Directory is a web directory based on dmoz , on which is added based on the pagerank system calculated by Google for each linked site.

Google News  

Google News is an automated newsgathering. The web site of Google News was introduced in beta in April 2002. There are different versions of the site in 20 languages, along with getting the news from 700 sources for free and not free.

The update of each item is 15 minutes, making each time you reenter the site, a news show in their views.

The promotion of this site consists of being a neutral in its news collected, because there is no human intervention, thus there is a neutral point of view on each story displayed.

Services

  • Gmail 
  • Google Video
  • Google Maps
  • Adsense
  • Google Page Creator
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Notebook


Although the Google search engine is the main service, the company has a number of additional services.

Gmail  

On March 31 of 2004 Google launched its service (in beta ) Gmail that stood out among the most popular mail services of the moment to provide one gigabyte of capacity (this figure is rising steadily at a rate of approximately 36 bytes per second to reach 7 GB present). For a long time in order to access a Gmail account was necessary to receive an invitation from another Gmail user. In early February of 2007 , the records were completely released Gmail, and now you can sign up without invitations.

This messaging service highlighted, among other things, to use a simple search and advanced messaging while similar to the web browser which owes its slogan "Do not organize, search for". It also offers additional features such as labels, advanced filters, possibility of multiple accounts for outgoing mail, integrated chat, etc.. making it very attractive.

It is currently available in 39 languages.

Google Video  


Video search engine, with display in Adobe Flash . In beta stage. Users can upload their own videos. It also stores videos uploaded by Google from different sources in the public domain or with special permission. Since Google bought YouTube in October 2006, you can access videos on Google Video from YouTube and vice versa.

Google Maps

Google Maps is the service via Web, allows us to view the world through satellite images, map images, or combine the two. Thanks to the form, we can find places around the world and they can be viewed effectively.

Satellite images share the database of Google Earth , which means they are the same images you see in this program and with the same resolution.

The maps are only available in certain places, which means that the function and satellite hybrid map is available only in places where they are available for both traits.
See also: OpenStreetMap

AdSense  

Services for webmasters and Internet advertisers.

Google Adsense

This service is characterized by an HTML frame in which text is displayed with the appearance of a Google search on the displayed links from advertisers, and webmasters are paid for each click on the links do AdSense its website. Currently there to take care with your choice of format and layout of ads on websites, because if you use large format, with many ads, you run the risk of being canceled the AdSense account, unilaterally according to contract signed at the time of registration, if users do click on each ad to the page that are displayed repeatedly.

Google, the leader in online advertising, is characterized by very hard to pursue fraud clicks on AdSense especially those who try by means of a TPP .

Adwords

Google AdWords is a quick and easy to use tool that allows you to purchase ads cost per click (CPC) or cost per impression (CPM) correctly oriented, whatever your budget. AdWords ads are published together with the results of searches on Google and search sites and content of the growing Google Network.

Google Calendar
 

Google Calendar is an agenda that allows for different calendars in different colors. Allows for shared private calendars with other users may give different levels of permissions. It has the potential to add public calendars by other users, such as television program guide, calendar of your favorite soccer club, saints, etc. The calendar can be configured to send a reminder before an event happens to the email account user with a file to import the task to the agenda of Microsoft Outlook , you can even send a warning SMS if you live in an area enabled for this. To date, it is in beta version but is functional.

YouTube  

YouTube is owned by Google, since its purchase in October 10 of 2006 of 1,650 million U.S. dollars . On this website, users can upload and watch videos.

Google Chrome  


Google Chrome browser is the software of company Google. 

Latitude  

In February 2009 the service is launched Google Latitude , a feature that allows owners of smartphones, whether Chrome users, or users running an iGoogle gadget to identify their current locations for your friends or to track their own friends, both for the coordination of meetings and to follow them during travel. Users can send email, Google Talk, SMS and status update messages to others directly from Latitude, and it is also possible to make phone calls.

Privacy is considered a central element of the service, so it is optional, and users do not have to reveal their positions to some users and may enter a preset to hide their true positions.

Latitude is available with Google Maps for mobile BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile smartphones that have built or assisted GPS positioning. Android phones like the T-Mobile G1, the iPhone and iPod touch have the software in the short term.

Google Changes


Google has made many changes, both internal and external, throughout its evolution since 1998. His May 2010 Page has undergone many changes: more colored logo, changes in the side of the search for improved filtration, changes in the instant search, overall change in tone blue-gray, and ability to select an image background for the homepage of the browser.

Other services

It also has a calculator for basic arithmetic operations, Google Calc , and a currency converter, if you write an arithmetic operation in the search box, Google Calc is activated to give us the result. Google Page Creator offers a simple web page editor with a space of 100 megabytes Google Spreadsheets a spreadsheet online and Picasa a free image editor which you can upload to internet and publish them on a web album.

The following are additional services also owned by Google:

  • Aardvark
  • Google Alerts
  • Blogger
  • FeedBurner
  • Google Analytics
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Base
  • Google Blogsearch
  • Google BumpTop
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Google Code
  • Google Code Search
  • Google Desktop
  • Google Dictionary
  • Google Docs Google Earth
  • Google Friend Connect
  • Google Groups
  • Google Health
  • Google Books
  • Google News
  • Google Notebook
  • Google Pack
  • Google Public DNS
  • Google Reader
  • Google Sandbox
  • Google Scholar
  • Google Sites
  • Google SketchUp
  • Google Talk Google Translator
  • Google Trends
  • Voice Google
  • Google Wave
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • iGoogle
  • Knol
  • OpenSocial
  • Orkut
  • Panorama 
  • Picasa
  • YouTube
  • Picnik
  •  

Google Summer of Code  

The SoC is an event which was first made in the summer of 2005 in which Google pays cash for students who complete a project of free software .

Google bomb  

Because of its important leadership position in the market, Google is the main objective of the so called spamming from search engines. In this sense it tries to position the largest possible number of words in the top search results. These keywords often have no relation to the actual content of the pages. Techniques are used as "Doorway Pages, Farm-Links and Page-Cloacking.

This possibility was first found in the light of public opinion in connection with a pump-Google , which was geared to the president of the United States George W. Bush . The search "miserable failure" (in Castilian: "abject failure") was linked by the opponents of Bush on the official page with biography of Bush in the White House .

In return Bush supporters tried to do the same against Moore (director of documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 .) Since then the top often varies between them.

Manipulations aimed at improving the ranking of Google websites especially are considered from that time Google-spamming. To prevent abuse, Google changes its algorithm frequently.

Googleplex  

Googleplex is the name given to facilities where Google employees do their work. The main office is located in Mountain View , California , but others spread throughout the world.

Google is taking steps to ensure that their operations are environmentally sound. In October 2006, the company announced plans to install thousands of solar panels to provide up to 1.6 megawatts of electricity, enough to satisfy approximately 30% energy of the campus. The system will be the largest solar energy system built on a U.S. corporate headquarters and one of the largest on any corporate site in the world. Google has faced accusations in Harper's Magazine to be extremely excessive use of energy, and were accused of using his slogan "Do not be evil" as well as their energy very public saving campaigns as a means of trying to cover up or compensate for the huge amounts energy their servers actually require.

Criticism

Google has been at the center of several controversies related to their services and their financial practices. For example, Google Book Search has had disputes over the copyright to some authors.

It has also been criticized for cooperating with the government of China to filter the results that may be contrary to government policy. Has initiated a policy of censorship to achieve expansion in countries like China . The reason for this was called "The Shame Business 2005" by the American Freedom Union.

The practice of constant collection of cookies and other personal information has cast doubt about the respect from the privacy of Google users.  

From the December 11, 2007, Google, and Bing , keep "personal information for 18 months" because of this, Yahoo! and AOL "hold consultations sought by 13 months." 

Some state governments in India have sowed concern about the security risks because of the geographic details provided by Google Earth .

The district court judge of the United States , Louis Stanton , on July 1, 2008 has ordered Google to deliver data of users of YouTube to Viacom to support its case in a trial millionaire copyright against Google. However, Google and Viacom on July 14, 2008, have agreed to commit to protect user data from YouTube in court. Google agreed to retain user information and IP addresses anonymous.

Google and censorship


It has become an emblematic case of complicity with censorship to be agreed with the Chinese government the contents of their pages.

Currently, as part of their business strategy to search for new markets, the results of the browser user-oriented Chinese suffer pre-filtering that obvious, even informing, the results that may be contrary to government policies.

Collection of data through Wi-Fi networks


Several European countries are investigating whether the company breached the privacy of citizens to obtain data from Wi-Fi networks while the car taking pictures of Street View.

Data transmitted by the networks, the IP used, as well as email accounts and MAC address were saved on storage systems of these cars and then transmitted to the company.