Google Is 10 Today

Google, incorporated 10 years ago by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, celebrates its anniversary today.

“Google” actually began in 1996 as a research project by Larry and Sergey while students at Stanford University to create a better search engine then what was available at the time.

They determined the relevancy of a Web site by counting the number of links from other Web sites. The more links a site had determined its importance.

Google, the company, began in a house in Menlo Park on September 7, 1998. Less than a year later, the company moved to offices in Palo Alto and then in 2003 Google moved to its current location in Mountain View, the Googleplex.

Over the past ten years, Google has grown to other areas beyond search. They have a long list of products from their own Labs and from acquisitions. Products that include Gmail, instant messaging, YouTube, word processing, spreadsheets, and now an Internet browser, Chrome.

They have had a major impact on the Internet and how things are done online.


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