Some people love Google. Others love to hate it. Regardless of where you sit, though, you can’t deny that Google represents one of the most influential companies around the world.
The folks from Geekpreneur, in fact, wrote an article titled Why We Need Google. Here is the first point that they mention:
1. They made the Web easier to use with Google Search. There were search engines before Google (I worked for one such), but Google seemed to achieve market share where others could not, and has since indexed a greater share of online content. (Now they’re trying to index offline content, too. E.g., through the controversial Google Books project, which of course irks many authors and publishers – all of whom have lost income since the spread of Internet use. Librarians, too, have expressed concern about the value of their own existence.)
Check out the full article for the other 9 points.