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.
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