Known globally, these five web portals with it’s products and services have made everyone’s life easy and convenient. Easy to use and accessible at any part of the world, these five most powerful web companies of the world have changed the face and way of doing business.
Started in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is the favourite most social media tool for more than 1.86 billion monthly active users. A popular site worldwide where people connect, chat, rely on remembering birthdays, organising events, post pictures and videos, and even do live streaming now has made headlines for privacy concerns. Today it has become part of everyone’s day-to-day life including all age group.
Another major dotcom company which provides numerous services such as (Google Docs, Sheets and Slides), email (Gmail/Inbox), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), social networking (Google+), instant messaging and video chat (Google Allo/Duo/Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps), video sharing (YouTube), notetaking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos). This search engine manages information from across the world which is freely available to everybody. Headquartered at US, it also provides social networking service Google+, which is considered a competitor to Facebook.
The e-commerce website Amazon is the ruler among online shopping dotcoms. It started its journey from merely an online bookstore, today Amazon has developed a customer base of more than 30 million people. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Polish and Turkish, it has separate websites for some countries including India. Appstore, AWS, The Book Depository, comiXology, Game Studios, Video, Instant Video UK, Instant Video German, Audible, Kindle, Fire, Lab126, Studios, Twitch.tv, Woot and Echo are some of Amazon’s products.
Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo around 23 years ago, Yahoo was a pioneer in the starting era of internet, but started to decline since the late 2000s. Now with so much competition around, it still holds it’s position and attracts more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages reportedly. This web portal offers many products and services like Yahoo Search, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Groups and Yahoo Messenger. It also offers shopping service such as Yahoo Shopping, Yahoo Autos, Yahoo Real Estate and Yahoo Travel.
It connects buyers and sellers globally. Online auction and shopping website, eBay was founded 21 years ago by Pierre Omidyar. A multibillion-dollar business company, it has been part of controversies and criticism many a times for it’s policy of requiring the use of PayPal for payments and not paying UK taxes.