1995Larry Page(American) Sergey Brin (Russian) Larry and Sergey met at Stanford University , USA
1996● Page and Brin created a search engine named as “BACKRUB”● It occurred to them that a search engine based on “PageRank” would produce better results than existing techniques.
What is PageRank?● A way of analyzing websites based on their link relationships.● PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value.● In essence, it interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.
● But, it looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives and it also analyzes the page that casts the vote.● Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
Difference between PageRank and existing techniques at that timeOther techniques PageRank● At the time that Page and ● Page and Brins theory is Brin met, search engines that the search results typically linked to pages should not only be that had the highest depending on the keyword density, which keywords but also link meant people could relationships. game the system by repeating the same phrase over and over to attract higher search page results.
1998● Larry and Sergey got their first big investment of $25 million● They moved from Stanford to their new office at Palo Alto , which is in same city
● Larry and Sergey formally incorporated their company and it Google Inc.
2000Google hit many milestones :● Its 26th official language.● Its first two webby awards.● Became the largest search index on internet.
2001● Sergey and Larry hired Googles first CEO, Eric Schmidt● Also opened its first international office in Tokyo● Google IMAGES with 250 million images pages
2002● Launched Google NEWS with 4000 news resources online.
2003GOOGLEPLEX : Google’s mega office with1,628 employees working in it
2004Google launched Orkut , its ● Google also introduced Gmailsocial networking site with 1 gb storage space
2005● Google introduced Google Maps and Google TalksGoogle maps Google Talks
2006By this year:● Google announced that it would buy the popular online video site YouTube for $1.65 billion● It release Google Trends, a way to visualize the popularity of searches over time.
2007● Android mobile operating system was introduced.
2008by this year,● 20,222 employees in Googolplex, the headquarter of GoogleAND● It enters the browser wars with introducing its browser Google chrome
2010● Google was the 2nd most visited website in behind Facebook.● Google ended the year with $35 billion in cash
2011What was left for the Google to take on ?● It acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
Today● Google has more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe.● Google’s net worth is around $ 200 billion with 53,546 employees working making it one of the largest multinational companies