Google! The most popular search engine in the world.
But how did Google’s journey begin? Who first came up with the idea of launching something that would make people’s lives a thousand times easier!
Google was started by two young students at Stanford University in California, USA, who were doing their Ph.D. at the time. Their names are Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google was created by these two people – now one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Tamara Manner, a computer scientist, was at Stanford at the same time as the two Google founders. This feature will be a part of my recollection of how his two friends Larry and Sergei came up with the idea of a new type of search engine in the early days of the Internet.
In the mid-1990s. Two postgraduate students at Stanford came up with the idea – which later revolutionized the Internet world of human civilization.
Sergei Brin said, “We have always felt that such an initiative has business potential. But at that time our idea was to create a very good search engine and reach as many people as possible. ”
In the words of Larry Page, “Our mission was to streamline the world’s information, where people from all over the world could enter, benefiting everyone.” I thought it would be a great thing for the whole world. “
Larry laughed a lot. Besides, he was very intelligent and funny. Sergei, on the other hand, was a little serious. But they both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities. Maybe it was a part of their personality and maybe that’s why Google has become such a different place.
Larry Page was born in Michigan. And Sergei Brin was born in Russia. However, both parents were academics and both came to Stanford to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science.
They first met in 1995. At the time, California’s Silicon Valley was a place of great potential. In Silicon Valley than the vibrancy of creation. Something new is being born everywhere. Everything is possible. One of the best things about the mid-1990s was that you could get a lot of great and attractive job offers at any one party.
Everywhere then start-ups – it means starting a new business, almost like an explosion. One-fourth of the graduate students at the time were start-ups. That was a wonderful place for a computer scientist.
Tamara worked in the same office with Larry Page and three others at Stanford. “When you meet Larry, you meet Sergei – because they’ve always been together,” he said. Even then, their friendship was not straightforward. ” Both later said that when they first met, they did not like each other at all.
In 1997, Page R. Brin launched a thesis project – How to Improve the Search for Different Pages on the Internet. Search engines say there was almost nothing then. Although it’s hard to imagine now, the process of finding something in the early days of the Internet was very chaotic and troublesome. If you want to find something then you have to rely on a hand-made index or index! Besides, there was no other way then.
“The world of the internet was so small back then that when someone clicked on my webpage, I kept logging in. What a thrill – someone clicked on my webpage!”
Page and Brin realize that when someone is looking for a webpage, it’s not just about being relevant, it’s about whether it’s valuable to previous users. For example, when you’re searching for ‘how to make a chocolate cake’, you’re not just looking for a page that has the word chocolate cake on it, you want that page – the page that other people have judged to be the best chocolate cake.
From this comes page ranking, algorithms – a new idea! Detailed information about this algorithm will be available in the second installment of Google Adopt!
This algorithm was used in a search engine called Backrub – it was launched by Page and Brin in 1998. Originally, this backbone was the predecessor of Google!
GOOGLE’S FIRST OFFICE!
The following year, Page and Brin left the Stamford University campus. They raised ১০ 1 million with the help of friends, family, and a few investors, and started their own company. Its office was in Menlo Park, California, in a friend’s garage. From that garage office, Google is one of the biggest companies in the world today!
by spelling mistake, ‘Gogole’ became ‘Google’!
Backrub was so popular at the time that Stanford’s internet often crashed, unable to cope with the pressure. At this point, its two founders, Larry and Sergei, thought the company needed a new name.
That’s why everyone sat in a ‘brainstorming’ meeting to hear the ideas of different people. The decision taken at that meeting has now become a legend in the age of information technology. That’s where the name Google was suggested. That name is written on the whiteboard of Stanford University.
The name was GOOGOL – a mathematical word – meaning 100 zeros on the back of 1. But there was a spelling mistake in writing that – unintentionally, or who knows – maybe on purpose! GOOGLE! But that misspelling (‘G Double and GLOE’ / GOOGLE) eventually survived.
The Google.com domain name was registered on September 15, 1997. Creation is a new chapter!
Introduction to GOOGLE – DOODLE!
Shortly afterward, the first Google Doodle came out – a change in the Google logo that reminds us of a particular person, event, or day. The first doodle was about a burning man – meaning Page and Brin went on a trip to the Burning Man festival in Nevada. Google has done many things that have not been done in the corporate world. Such as this Google doodle. The first doodle had a picture of a man on fire. Yet this Google Doodle changes its interface by remembering something special every day!
Google is now the most popular search engine in the world!
The search engine was very easy to use. All you have to do is type a word or two into their interface. The size of their company began to grow exponentially.
In August 2004, Google moved to its new headquarters in California. Whose name is Googleplex? That same year the company was listed on the stock market.
Google has become so much a part of our lives that it has become a noun and a verb. That misspelled ‘Google’ is now a noun! A verb! A brand!
Google is making hundreds of billions of dollars from advertising alone. They have been accused of tax evasion, monopoly power in the market, and censorship in China.