Ethical Ethics Of Google

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A company that I am both familiar with and believe to operate ethically is Google and there are many examples that prove how Google is ethical. The founders of Google are Sergey Brin and Larry Page; they founded the company in 1998 when they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University and together they currently own about 14% of the shares and control 56% of the stockholder voting power. (Google, 2015).
So, what is Google? Most individuals use Google every single day when they need to research information for either school or for their own personal gain. Google is a multinational tech company that focuses on internet related products and services. Some of these services are software, search and online advertising technologies. (Google, 2015).
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Focus on the user and all else will follow.
When Google says focus on the user they mean just that. They take pride in the fact that their home page is simple and that searches load quickly.1
2. It’s best to do one thing really, really well.
The main purpose of Google is to search. That is their focus and they always think of fresh ways to make improvements to search.1
3. Fast is better than slow. Google actually wants their users to be able to leave their page as quickly as possible. So, to do so, users need to be able to complete their searches quickly – users should be able to get their answer in a matter of seconds because they keep speed in mind.1

4. Democracy on the web works.
Google relies on the millions of users that post links on websites to help determine which sites offer the best content of value.1
5. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer.
In this modern day, almost everyone has a smartphone and people with smartphones want to access information at any point of time. Google works on new technologies that offer new solutions for mobile services that help users all over the world to do any number of tasks on their phone.1
6. You can make money without doing
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Google most definitely runs its company with an ethical approach internally. Some services that they gladly offer to their employees are traveling insurance, health care services, childcare facilities and academic scholarships – they want to ensure that their staff is well equipped. The employees of Google are also strongly encouraged to spend one day a week working on projects of their own choice so that they can improve themselves. In a wider scope, Google even encourages their staff to drive electric cars as well as offering a free bus service for employees to ride. They also invest heavily in solar and wind power as they would like to become the world’s first carbon neutral company one day. (Pateman,
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