By now you probably know that Google the company has a parent company, Alphabet. I know you know because your Facebook feed, or twitter feed or Google+ feed would be filled with multiple articles about it from various magazines announcing the announcement Google made.
The quick deal of it is, since Google has been acquiring various companies for sometime now and has its feet in many Business Lines, it has created an umbrella company Alphabet which will oversee work, importance of work, and funds for each company. The biggest company under Alphabet is of course Google, but there are many smaller ones like Next, Calico, Fiber, Google Ventures and Google Capital amongst others. Some of these companies are working in such varied fields that they were actually not fit to come directly under the brand of Google. Like Calico which is studying biology to understand how a person’s lifespan is controlled to enable healthier and longer lives to humans.
Well that was the regular news for you from me, which has been covered in detail on RevealTheTech already as it was announced.
From the news on Official Google Blog, the things that hit me most was why the XYZ domain? I have an amateur interest in domain industry and most of the time I’ve read only bad things about .xyz TLD. It was one of the earliest newTLD to be launched, and amongst other things it was said they bloated the numbers of registrations to show good performance of the TLD.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has its website at http://abc.xyz very nonsensical domain to my eyes at first. It was the last article I read. As I laid down for the night, it hit it. Hit me big time! Larry Page showed his brilliance with the domain too.
ABC are the first 3 alphabets and XYZ the last 3 alphabets. A child learns A, B, C and then moves on from there. If you ask a toddler who’s learning alphabets you might ask him to ‘recite his ABC’s’. Similarly when a child moves from simple calculations in mathematics to where he needs to assume variable and for equations they’re invariably taught to assume the unknown variables as X or Y or Z.
Larry Page actually just told the world that they are moving from known ABCs to find the unknown XYZs of the world.