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Alphabet Inc. (formerly: Google)
09-10-2019, 07:38 PM.
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RE: Alphabet Inc. (formerly: Google)
If you invested $1,000 in Google 10 years ago, here’s how much you’d have now

Anna Hecht
Published Tue, Oct 8 20191:42 PM EDT

On Sept. 27, Google turned 21. The tech giant has a lot to celebrate after more than two decades in business: It’s one of the world’s most visited websites and its name is so popular it’s been deemed a verb in the English dictionary (No, seriously — Google it!).

Google’s success since going public has turned out to be a positive for shareholders. A $1,000 investment in 2009 would be worth more than $4,800 as of Oct. 2, 2019, for a total return of around 400%, according to CNBC calculations. In the same time frame, by comparison, the S&P 500 earned a total return of just more than 250%. The company, which went public in 2004, has a current share price around $1,200.

While Google’s shares have done well over the years, any individual stock can over- or underperform and past returns do not predict future results. It’s important to note that Google is actually now called Alphabet. This change took place in 2015 as a way of reorganizing the company and its growing number of businesses beyond search. GOOGL, as it’s shown in the chart below, is a stock ticker symbol for Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

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CNBC: Google’s stock since 2009.

How Google got its start

Google was founded in 1998 by two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The pair wrote and published a paper about developing a “prototype of a large-scale search engine,” which became the first iteration of the Google we know today.

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15-10-2019, 06:44 PM.
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Google share of search ad market high but shrinking: eMarketer

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
OCTOBER 15, 2019 / 5:24 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google dominates the growing U.S. search ad market but Inc (AMZN.O) is growing fast, according to data from the market research company eMarketer released on Tuesday.

EMarketer data showed that the U.S. search ad market will grow by nearly 18% in 2019, and Google will have 73.1% of that market and revenues of $40.33 billion. EMarketer said that Google’s share would decline to 70.5% by 2021.

Google faces investigations by the Justice Department, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee based on allegations that it abuses this dominance in ways that violate antitrust law.

The data also showed that Amazon, which overtook Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) for the No. 2 spot in 2018, and has 12.9% of the market, boosting search revenue to $7.09 billion.

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