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Google was founded on September 4, 1998, by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. Together they own about 14% of its publicly-listed shares and control 56% of the stockholder voting power through super-voting stock.
Google may block an account for various reasons, such as "unusual activity" or entering an age "not old enough" to own a Google account. Reactivation is possible using web-forms, providing proof of identity through valid photo ID,  or a credit card payment of US$0.30.
Google Latitude was a location-aware feature of Google Maps, developed by Google as a successor to its earlier SMS-based service Dodgeball. Latitude allowed a mobile phone user to allow certain people to view their current location. Via their own Google Account, the user's cell phone location was mapped on Google Maps. The user could control ...
Google also revealed plans to integrate Google Catalogs with Google Shopping, to give users "more ways to find ideas and inspiration as you shop and engage with your favorite brand."  In June 2017, Google Shopping was fined a record €2.4 billion by the EU Commission for giving its own online shopping services top priority in search results.
Google Hangouts is a cross-platform instant messaging service developed by Google.. Originally a feature of Google+, Hangouts became a standalone product in 2013, when Google also began integrating features from Google+ Messenger and Google Talk into Hangouts.
Google officially launched Google Lens on October 4, 2017 with app previews pre-installed into the Google Pixel 2. In November 2017, the feature began rolling out into the Google Assistant for Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. A preview of Lens has also been implemented into the Google Photos app for Pixel phones.
Originally called Google+ for G Suite, Currents is the sole remnant of Google's defunct social network Google+, which the company shut down entirely for personal and brand use on April 2, 2019. As of June 2020, Google Currents is in Public Beta for Google Workspace clients. A free trial can be requested. See also
Google URL Shortener, also known as goo.gl, is a discontinued URL shortening service owned by Google. It was launched in December 2009, initially used for Google Toolbar and Feedburner .  The company launched a separate website, goo.gl, in September 2010.