Quantum Computer - A computer that stores information in the quantum states of subatomic particles.
Quantum Computing by the Year
2005: 1st Qubit Developed
2007: 28 Qubit Computer, Model of Quantum Transistor Developed
2009: First Electronic Quantum Rrocessor
2011: D-Wave Systems Introduces the World's First Commercially Available Quantum Computer
2013: Breakthrough in Quantum Computer Storage
2015: First 1000 Qubit Computer
Wikipedia - Timeline of Quantum Computing
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"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic".
- Ben Franklin
Alphabet Inc. is a pseudo-diversified (all-tech) holding-company with subsidiaries in several fields. The focus on tech reduces Alphabets diversification but increases the likelihood businesses can work together. Strategic partnerships are far easier in a holding company, where it is not uncommon for resources to be shared.
For example, If Google Capital had a significant breakthrough in machine learning, not only would their company be successful; but the new machine learning knowledge would improve operations at other Alphabet subsidiaries too.
List of Alphabet Subsidiaries
Youtube - The popular video service was acquired in 2006, significant source of traffic for Ads.
Search - Google's search feature was the original website.
Android - Google's mobile operating system was released in the 2008.
Maps - A similar project to Google Earth, brings traffic Ads.
Apps - Integrate Googles "free" online apps into your business. Apps include Gmail, Google ____ Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Hangouts, Drive, and Vault.
Ads - The most profitable service offered by Google. Ads will be an invaluable resource to Alphabet while they continue growing their network.
Google Ventures - Any-stage venture capital firm focused on startups in technology, software, research & development, biotechnology, transportation, cyber security, and agriculture.
Google Capital - Late-stage venture capital firm in big data, financial tech, and machine learning.
Google X - Research and Development operations focusing on artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, healthcare, and biotechnology.
Jigsaw - Technology incubator analyzing and solving global challenges.
Verily Life Sciences - Healthcare, biotechnology, and life science.
Calico LLC - Health care and biotechnology.
Google Fiber - Communications: internet, cable TV, and phone.
Sidewalk Labs - Urban development, infrastructure. "Build a city from the internet up."
Nest - Home automation software/hardware and integration.
Stackdriver - Cloud computing management services.
Vevo - Online music streaming service.
VirusTotal - Anti-virus software that analyzes software and URLs for viruses.
FireBase - Cloud services provider for business developers.
In September of 2016, the number of products Alphabet offers is incomprehensible.
Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford grads Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Their business plan was to create an online search engine, but there were already a number of services available online.
Many of the search engines in the late 90's compiled their results by testing the relevance of keywords against related website data. Google ranked their search results based on the number/quality of links to other sites. This laid the basis for much of modern online marketing.
In October 2015, Google Inc underwent significant structural changes. As a result of growth (and in large part due to their Mergers and Acquisitions) the "Google Family" became a holding company called Alphabet.
Alphabet's corporate changes have little effect on the consumer; but provide the corporation with tax benefits, an easier reinvestment environment, and reduced risk to owners.
Verily Life Sciences
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