Revenues were up 36% year-on-year, and 8% quarter-on-quarter.And we hit billion in revenues for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half." While Waze would remain an independent entity, its social features, such as its crowdsourced location platform, were reportedly valuable integrations between Waze and Google Maps, Google's own mapping service.
At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024.On April 13, 2007, Google reached an agreement to acquire Double Click for .1 billion, transferring to Google valuable relationships that Double Click had with Web publishers and advertising agencies.The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine (Google Search).It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo, Duo, Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and navigation (Google Maps, Waze, Google Earth, Street View), video sharing (You Tube), note-taking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos).Google announced the launch of a new company, called Calico, on September 19, 2013, to be led by Apple, Inc. In the official public statement, Page explained that the "health and well-being" company would focus on "the challenge of ageing and associated diseases".
On August 10, 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet.Google's mission statement is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful".The company's unofficial slogan "Don't be evil" was removed from the company's code of conduct around May 2018, but reinstated by July 31, 2018.This purchase was made in part to help Google gain Motorola's considerable patent portfolio on mobile phones and wireless technologies, to help protect Google in its ongoing patent disputes with other companies, The year 2012 was the first time that Google generated billion in annual revenue, generating billion the previous year.In January 2013, then-CEO Larry Page commented, "We ended 2012 with a strong quarter ...The company subsequently announced that "48 employees have been fired over the last two years" for sexual misconduct.