Alphabet, Inc. history, company profile (overview) and history video
Alphabet, Inc. is an American holding company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. It was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Brin on October 2, 2015, and it was created to reorganize Google Inc.‘s various interests as a conglomerate.
The establishment of Alphabet was prompted by a desire to become a technology conglomerate which makes the core Google Internet services business “cleaner and more accountable” while allowing greater autonomy to group companies that operate in businesses other than Internet services. With this in mind, the company is engaged in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies.
The company operates through the Google segment and other than the Internet services segment. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play, as well as hardware products such as Chromecast, Chromebooks, and Nexus. The other than the internet services segment includes businesses such as Access or Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives.
The largest subsidiary of Alphabet is Google but includes some other subsidiaries like Calico, DeepMind, GV, CapitalG, X, Google Fiber, Jigsaw, Makani, Sidewalk Labs, Verily, Waymo, Wing and Loon.
In the list of largest technology companies by revenue, list which includes companies whose primary business activities are associated with the technology industry, Alphabet is one of the world’s largest technology companies.
According to Forbes, it is considered one of the World’s Most Valuable Brands and one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and from abc.xyz. (Alphabet’s website).
**Video published on youtube.com by “Bloomberg“.
***Video published on YouTube by “Companies History“.