History of google

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History of google

  1. 1. History of Google
  2. 2. In the beginning… • January 1996, Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. – Research project while at Stanford University • Used technology PageRank to create a more efficient search engine. – They believed that a system could analyze the relationship between a website and a searched item. • The first product was called BackRub, and appeared on the Stanford University website.
  3. 3. Growth • In 1998 Google started to gain popularity. – The first funding of Google was $100,000 from Andy Bectolsheim. • Google became a public company in 2004 selling shares of $85 per share.
  4. 4. Growth • In 1999 Google had 1 office located in California. – By 2003 they expanded to having 3 offices • Began to make income from pay-per-click advertisements.
  5. 5. Acquisitions and Partnerships • In 2001 Google began acquiring many small businesses. • A few of the top acquired companies by Google are Keyhole inc. (Google Earth), YouTube, and Grand Central (Google Voice). • They also partnered with NASA Ames Research Center, AOL, Microsoft, and Myspace.

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