Birth of Google

The democratization of the Knowledge  

Google has become the first choice of people across the world when it comes to search for any information.   Google is the most visited website in the world.  Apart from Google itself, its other products are also in the top list.  They are also the most viewed and searched products.  Examples of such products are YouTube, Gmail, Google Play, Chrome, Blogger etc.  It has become a household name. For the last many years I myself have been using Google for acquiring any kind of information. In fact, life without Google will be monotonous and to some extent impossible. It has played a great and vibrant role in democratizing knowledge.  Google has a complete management system.   As per its mission, Goggle organizes the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful for the people.  Google has become the epitome of knowledge and awareness.  It has grown rapidly for the last 10 years and acquisitions and mergers have also played an important role in its extension and growth. 

Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google was founded by  Larry Page and Sergey Brin on  4 September 1998. Both these pioneers met during their Ph.D. research at Stanford University in California in 1995. Larry Page was 22 while Brin was 21 at that time. They became friends and after long study and discussion, Google came into existence from an idea.

Its domain was registered on September 15, 1997.  It was founded on September 4, 1998, by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in Menlo Park, California, United States.   

A humble beginning from Garage

Google’s first workspace was Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park, California. Susan was their friend.  Susan became Google’s first marketing manager and is now the CEO of YouTube. She has been serving YouTube since 2014.

Nicknamed BackRub

In the beginning, Google was nicknamed  “BackRub”, as the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a website.

Languages supported

Google supports around 109   languages and can translate more than 37 languages.

Google’s Products

Google has launched a number of products but some of the most used products are Google News, Gmail, Google Books, and Google Assistant.

Google News was launched in September 2002. Google introduced Gmail on April 1, 2004. One of the widely used tools Google Translate was launched on April 28, 2006.  YouTube was acquired by Google in October 2006. Likewise, Google Books and Google Assistant were launched in October 2004 and May 18, 2016, respectively.

According to an estimate, Google’s revenue amounted to 160.74 billion US dollars. Google earns revenue through advertising which amounted to 134.81 billion US dollars in 2019.

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