Google is a media company
Google is originally a search engine: you're looking for something on the internet and you use Google's intelligence for that. Google started in 1997 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin after having worked on the smart algorithms for a year or two. At that time, AltaVista was a big player in this market, but Google worked considerably better and faster and quickly took over the lead. In the meantime, the company is so well known that it has become a verb: googling something. The name is a corruption of the word ' googol ': a 1 with 100 zeros. Google is now much more than a search engine and has all kinds of apps, tools, Android phones, hardware, cloud services, full gsuite for companies, etc.