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Monday, September 15, 2008

Google in the last 10 years - An Insight

I came across some amazing information on the eve of Google's 10th Birthday. I was casually flipping through NewYork Times and came across this information.

Google had applied for incorporation as a business 10 years ago which is according to a time line supplied by Google. The application was accepted on 7th September - which was a Sunday.

In that decade, Google has very quickly emerged as the most successful business on the Web, and many expect it to dominate the next era of computing as thoroughly as Microsoft dominated the era of personal computers.

Here's a quick snapshot of Google by the numbers along with some comparisons to Microsoft. The sources of the data are the companies annual reports, Yahoo Finance and comScore.

Google's age: 10
Microsoft's age: 33

Google's revenue in the last 4 quarters: $19.6 billion
Microsoft's revenue in the last 4 quarters: $60.4 billion

Microsoft's revenue at age 10: $140 million
($279 million in today’s dollars)

Google's revenue per hour in the last 4 quarters: $2.2 million
Microsoft's revenue per hour in the last 4 quarters: $6.9 million

Google's net income in the last 4 quarters: $4.85 billion
Microsoft's net income in the last 4 quarters: $17.6 billion

Google employees, as of June 30th: 19,604
Microsoft employees, as of May 31st: 89,809

Google's revenue per employee: $1 million
Microsoft's revenue per employee: $672,000

Market value of Google: $142 billion
Market value of Microsoft: $241 billion

Number of tech companies with a market value larger than Google's: 3 (Microsoft, I.B.M. and Apple, in that order)

Worldwide searches on Google in July: 48.7 billion
Worldwide searches on Microsoft in July: 2.3 billion

Worldwide searches per hour on Google in July: 65 million
Worldwide searches per hour on Microsoft in July: 3.1 million

Isn't this an eye-opener?

3 comments:

  1. suresh said,

    This numbers are clearly putting Microsoft ahead but the products Microsoft has like os is more basic than google which is widely used with internet.

    The future about which may be Microsoft afraid of.

    on 9/18/2008 9:32 PM


  2. JASON S said,

    Right said Suresh.

    But I suppose Microsoft has a lot of catching to do in the web space too.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 9/19/2008 8:46 AM


  3. N.patel said,

    Well.
    Good comparision.
    I really liked.
    Google is great !!
    :)

    on 9/30/2008 4:44 PM