Friday, October 7, 2016
Here are all the companies and divisions within Alphabet, Google's parent company
It's been exactly a year since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet.
The shake-up happened with the idea that it would allow all of its businesses to operate more effectively and efficiently, a move the company was said to beconsidering for four years. The move allowed CEO Larry Page tostep back from day-to-day operations to "focus on the bigger picture."
Now, Alphabet is a massive corporation — ranking in size behind Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft — that encompasses everything from internet-beaming hot air balloons to self-driving cars to Google Cloud.
Here's how all of Alphabet's companies fit under the umbrella.