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A publicly-traded company primarily offering a web portal. Originally a search engine in the 1990s and early 2000s, Google expanded to online messaging, e-mail services, web video, mobile phones and so forth. Google monetizes its operations primarily through advertisements. It was founded in 1998. See also: Yahoo.
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Here's The Good Web Site Guide's all-round Top Ten: 1) bbc.co.uk - for TV, news and many free services; 2) google.co.uk - not just a search engine; 3) amazon.co.uk - more than a book store; 4) apple.com - an absolute must for all Apple users; 5) 24hourmuseum.org.uk - access to all our galleries and museums; 6) ebay.co.uk - for some a way of life, for others the best online auction site; 7) imdb.com - the Internet Movie Database is for film lovers; 8) shockwave.com - for games and graphics; 9) howstuffworks.com - if you want to find out how something works, start here; 10) wikipedia.org - the people's encyclopaedia
The company plans to build a content-rich portal at Google.co.il similar to local sites in other countries.
Try typing "weapons of mass destruction" into google.co.uk and hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button to find an amusing spoof message.