This is where it starts to get really complicated and exciting at the same time. Because, as already described above, Google is “only” a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., as the parent company. This in turn has several subsidiaries. Some of the well known companies belonging to Alphabet and therefore Google are:
Note: You will see the abbreviation “LLC” throughout the following list. The abbreviation “LLC” stands for “Limited Liability Company“, and is a legal form of company in the USA, which may be similar to a corporation or a partnership, depending on the state of the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)
YouTube LLC is one of the most well-known subsidiaries of Google LLC and one of the largest video hosting platforms in the world. Founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, YouTube was acquired by Google in November 2006.
The platform allows users to upload, watch and share videos and offers a wide range of content including music videos, vlogs, tutorials, news, sports, comedy and much more. YouTube also offers a variety of features such as comments, subscriptions, playlists, and recommendations to help users discover new content and interact with other users.