When was Google Created?
Updated: Oct 14
We remember back in the 90s when we use to go to cyber cafe to use a computer to do browsing, playing a game, and chatting platform was a boom back in those days. We have MiRC, social media pioneer, Myspace, Friendster and so much more.
Day by day without notice that everything in our daily life, we will have google as our companion, not only for leisure, it also helps us in our working day to day like Gmail, map Gdrive and so much more. Without google, our day-to-day will be affected. Trust me, I've been there :)
Today, we want to talk about how it started, from 2 young students that saw a potential invention that revolutionize the whole world. In 1998, the company filed for incorporation, the very first step in turning a Stanford dorm room project into what’s become Alphabet, one of the world’s most valuable companies.
Google’s revolutionary search engine set its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin up to become two of the richest people in the world, but they never anticipated it would become a multi-billion-dollar company.“When Sergey and I founded Google, we hoped but did not expect, it would reach its current size and influence,” Our intense and enduring interest was to objectively help people find information efficiently.
The brains - Larry Page & Sergey Brin back in their 90s.
From the garage to the stardom
The Google story begins in 1995 at Stanford University. Larry Page was considering Stanford for grad school and Sergey Brin, a student there, was assigned to show him around.
By some accounts, they disagreed about nearly everything during that first meeting, but by the following year, they struck a partnership.
Working from their dorm rooms, they built a search engine that used links to determine the importance of individual pages on the World Wide Web. They called this search engine Backrub.
Soon after, Backrub was renamed Google. The name was a play on the mathematical expression for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros and aptly reflected Larry and Sergey's mission 'to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.'
Over the next few years, Google caught the attention of not only the academic community but Silicon Valley investors as well. In August 1998, Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim wrote Larry and Sergey a check for $100,000, and Google Inc. was officially born.
With this investment, the newly incorporated team made the upgrade from the dorms to their first office: a garage in suburban Menlo Park, California, owned by Susan Wojcicki (employee no.16 and now CEO of YouTube). Clunky desktop computers, a ping pong table, and a bright blue carpet set the scene for those early days and late nights.
Even in the beginning, things were unconventional: from Google’s initial server (made of Lego) to the first 'Doodle' in 1998: a stick figure in the logo announcing to site visitors that the entire staff was playing hooky at the Burning Man Festival. 'Don't be evil' captured the spirit of our intentionally unconventional methods. In the years that followed, the company expanded rapidly – hiring engineers, building a sales team, and introducing the first company dog, Yoshka. Google outgrew the garage and eventually moved to its current headquarters (aka'The Googleplex') in Mountain View, California.
The relentless search for better answers continues to be at the core of everything we do. Today, Google makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Gmail and, of course, Google Search. Although we’ve ditched the Lego servers and added just a few more company dogs, our passion for building technology for everyone has stayed with us – from the dorm room to the garage and to this very day.
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