There were concerns that Google's IPO would lead to changes in company culture.
Reasons ranged from shareholder pressure for employee benefit reductions to the fact that many company executives would become instant paper millionaires.
These ticker symbols now refer to Alphabet Inc., Google's holding company, since the fourth quarter of 2015. In 2003, after outgrowing two other locations, the company leased an office complex from Silicon Graphics, at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California.
And we hit billion in revenues for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half." Google announced the launch of a new company, called Calico, on September 19, 2013, to be led by Apple, Inc. In the official public statement, Page explained that the "health and well-being" company would focus on "the challenge of ageing and associated diseases".
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) was launched in October 2013; Google is part of the coalition of public and private organizations that also includes Facebook, Intel, and Microsoft.
Three years later, Google bought the property from SGI for 9 million.
By that time, the name "Google" had found its way into everyday language, causing the verb "google" to be added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary, denoted as: "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet".
In February 2010, it announced Google Fiber, a fiber-optic infrastructure that was installed in Kansas City; in April 2015, it launched Project Fi in the United States, combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks from different providers; and in 2016, it announced the Google Station initiative to make public Wi-Fi available around the world, with initial deployment in India.