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(CAlifornia LIfe COmpany) An Alphabet company founded in 2013 by Google and Arthur D. Levinson, former chairman of Genentech. Researching ways to combat age-related diseases, including neurodegeneration (loss of neurons in the brain) and cancer, Calico is involved in bringing the experimental P7C3 drug compounds into therapeutic use. See Alphabet.


A holding company formed by Google in 2015 to better represent the diverse projects Google has undertaken over the years. Following are the various divisions. See Google, Android, YouTube, Gmail, Google X Lab and Waymo.

Alphabet - Web search, Android, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome
Access - high-speed Internet
Calico - biotech
DeepMind - AI
Google X - R&D
Jigsaw - think tank
Nest Labs - home automation
Verily - smart contact lenses
Waymo - driverless cards

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