The irony of the fact that I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer on google is not lost on me. So I came here.
I know Google created Android, which is the world’s major mobile platform.
Their search engine has trillions of URLs and is the most popular search engine on earth.
Google earth was very innovative, was this the first satellite based consumer project like this?
Google maps (not sure if that was a first though, I recall using some maps programs in the late 90s).
Google street view.
Google chrome (most popular web browser)
They have worked on self driving cars
Project CALICO is investing in anti-aging technology
They are currently investing in AI (this and CALICO will more pay dividends down the road, I’m not sure how much they’ve done so far with them).
I’m sure they have done a lot of other things too. While trying to think of corporations that have helped drive innovation, Google seems to be what companies like IBM used to be. They have pushed innovation in a wide range of areas. Does any other company compare for the variety and importance of the innovation they promote?