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X, an American semi-secret research-and-development facility founded by Google in January 2010 as Google X, operates as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. X has its headquarters about a half mile from Google's corporate headquarters, the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California.

X (company)
Formerly called
Google X (2010–2015)
Subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Industry Research and development
Founded
  • January 2010; 6 years ago (2010-01)
  • October 2, 2015; 14 months ago (2015-10-02)
Founders
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Key people
Products
Parent Google (2010–2015)
Alphabet Inc. (2015–present)
Subsidiaries
Website x.company

X, an American semi-secret research-and-development facility founded by Google in January 2010 as Google X, operates as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. X has its headquarters about a half mile from Google's corporate headquarters, the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California.

Work at X is overseen by entrepreneur scientist Astro Teller, as CEO and "Captain of Moonshots". The lab started with the development of Google's self-driving car.

On 2 October 2015, after the complete restructuring of Google into Alphabet, the company was renamed to X.