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Will Google ever go out of business?

No sir, I think not. Let me tell you why.

I think everyone has a gmail ID nowadays.

You get the following accesses for free from a single Gmail ID.

Gmail (Users‎: ‎1.4 billion - April 2018)

  • Gmail became available to public from February 7, 2007
  • Gmail introduced the web development technique named, Ajax. This is the secret behind its user-friendly interface.
  • The email service provider came with 1 GB cloud storage, which has now increased to 15 GB. Moreover, it also introduced window chat and advanced search platforms
  • Gmail became the first mobile app on Google Play store to hit 1 billion installations on Android devices
  • Gmail was a result of Google's '20-percent Time' concept where employees were asked to get involved in personal projects to build a better and friendlier communicative platform.

Youtube (1.47 billion users as per 2017)

  • The very first Youtube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005.
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
  • Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day.
  • YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day
  • The total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month – 3.25 billion.
  • 10,113 Youtube videos generated over 1 billion views.
  • 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
  • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000

Google Maps

  • Combining satellite, aerial and street level imagery, Google Maps has over 20 petabytes of data, which is equal to approximately 21 million gigabytes, or around 20,500 terabytes.
  • Depending on data availability, aerial and satellite images are updated every two weeks. Street View images are updated as quickly as possible, though Google wasn't able to offer specific schedules, due to its dependence on factors such as weather, driving conditions, etc.
  • Google has worked with thousands of business owners in eight countries to bring Street View technology inside buildings. The Business Photos service is currently available in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Ireland and the Netherlands. In addition to various businesses, you can virtually walk around the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other famous landmarks.
  • The Street View team has taken tens of millions of images since the Street View project began in 2007, and they've driven more than 5 million unique miles of road.
  • Google originally started with fewer camera lenses and lower quality imagery, but now the Street View camera systems have 15 lenses and can produce photos at about 65 megapixel resolution.

Google Drive

Excerpt from Wikipedia

  • “In March 2017, Google announced that Google Drive had 800 million active users.
  • In May 2017, a Google executive stated at a company event that there were over two trillion files stored on Google Drive.”

Google Photos

  • Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution.
  • The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from three major categories: People, Places, and Things.
  • In May 2017, Google announced that Google Photos has over 500 million users, who upload over 1.2 billion photos every day.

Google Play Store

  • The Google Play Store generates more than double the downloads of the Apple App Store.
  • In 2017, there were 71.4 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, and those downloads resulted in consumers spending $22 billion. A whopping 88 percent of that $22 billion — or $19.4 billion — was spent just on games.
  • Speaking of apps making gobs of cash from the Google Play Store, one of the biggest money-makers over the entire history of the market is dating app Tinder. From January 2012 to August 2018, Tinder made more money from the Play Store than Netflix, Pandora, and HBO Now.

The only thing Google failed at was Google+


Coming to India, Google has already given a lot to us.

Rail Wifi

  • On June 07, Google said it now offers free high-speed public wifi at 400 railway stations in Asia’s third-largest economy, in partnership with the government-owned Indian Railways and RailTel, which operates a fibre network along the country’s massive network of train tracks.
  • Now, over 8 million people use the service, Google said in a blog post. “On average, people consume 350MB of data per session, roughly the size of a half-hour television episode, and over half of the people using Google Station engage in multiple online sessions a day,” the company said.
  • Shrinath, a porter at the Ernakulam Junction station in the southern state of Kerala, used the facility to study online and prepare for the Kerala Public Service entrance examination, and cleared it.

Google Pay/Tez Payments App

  • Google Pay ended the online payments monopoly by Paytm, which had been used heavily after demonetization. Paytm charged heavy commission to transfer money to your bank account back then.
  • Google did this by enabling you to send money straight from your bank account to your recipient’s bank account via UPI. Transparent and simple.
  • So powerful was this move, that it brought Paytm to its knees and bend their commission policy to 0%. Win win for the common man.

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