Google (G) may just be the smartest company in the whole world.
Think about it. The company boasts a product that is ingrained in our lives that we could probably sooner go without a day of clear or water than 24 hours spent free of doing Google searches.
It's stock has just topped $900 as the company kicks off its developers conference in San Francisco so people are getting rich off this company, too. The conference will showcase presentations about its operating system for mobile phones, Google Maps, the Google+ service it created to rival Facebook, Google cloud platforms and other topics.
Google has become a part of the social dictionary to boot. When someone tells you to "Google" something, you know exactly what to do.
You keep reading all about the problems that Apple (AAPL) is having measuring up to the ghost of Steve Jobs, who died of cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.
Apple has scarcely been the freewheeling model of innovation since Jobs died. But Google is roaring ahead.
Google has pretty much seized the crown of the greatest tech company around -- the most respected, the most innovative, the most well appreciated on Wall Street and Main Street.
Google has it all. It is indispensable, hard-charging and a part of our daily lives.