Google Is Not A Tech Company

It is an advertising company.

Or maybe a surveillance company, depending on how you look at it. But either way, it's not a tech company. A tech company primarily makes money selling technology. Like Microsoft, or Apple.

Google makes money selling ads, and not much else. It lost $5.6B on Google Cloud in 2020, and most of its revenue came from search and YouTube, so advertising.

It has a long history of killing off services, abandoning their users. For services that do succeed, they surveil and exploit users for maximum profit.

Google is not a successful tech company. It is huge because of nefarious and unethical business practices that should not be considered a model for other aspiring “tech” companies.

Most companies use technology to make money, sure, but simply using technology does not make one a tech company.