Google has largely created the infrastructure that we think of as the internet. It has revolutionized the way we search, even turning its company name into a verb. It’s an email platform: Gmail accounts for more than 1 billion monthly active users. Android mobile software is one of the only systems to successfully rival Apple’s iOS. Acquisitions like YouTube, which the company bought in 2006 for $1.7 billion, have been cultural game changers on their own before being attached to the Google brand.