In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc.
Google, Alphabet's leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests.
It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Sheets and Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), social networking (Google ), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo/Duo), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps/Waze), video sharing (You Tube), notetaking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos).
The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser.
Unless you play squash with a T-1000 or are distant relations with GERTY, we’d imagine not many.
But that’s about to change fast thanks to Facebook’s new chatbot addiction.
The exchange between companies with a similar strategy was as enriching as the conversations with startups from complete different fields.