The History of Google

The History of Google


This company’s mission is to organize the world’s information, and make it universally accessible and useful. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we are taking a look at the history of Google. PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin began Google as a research project in January 1996 while attending California’s Stanford University. By developing a technology called PageRank, they were able to create a search engine that could estimate a website’s importance based on its incoming links. Initially nicknamed Backrub, the Google.com domain name was registered on September 15th, 1997 and the company incorporated on September 4th the next year. Its initial public offering came on August 19th, 2004, though the founders and then-CEO Eric Schmidt remained in control. As a result of the IPO, many of the company’s employees became paper millionaires, and this led some to wonder if Google would live by its ‘Don’t be evil’ motto. Like many Silicon Valley startups, Google was first based out of a garage; today, its corporate headquarters is in Mountain View, California. Known as the Googleplex, the offices perpetuate an informal and casual atmosphere. Employees are encouraged to spend 20 per cent of their time on personal interests, and this has led to the creation of services such as Google News and AdSense. Google’s most popular service is its online search engine, Google Search. Users employ this tool to look for information by typing keywords into the search bar. The incoming results come from the billions of web-pages the company indexes, and the order of the results is partly based on PageRank. Google has expanded its search results and paid listings onto other websites through AdSense. AdSense and AdWords form the engine of Google’s multi-billion dollar revenue machine. Google also offers marketers a free service called Google Analytics, which produces website visitor statistics. Thanks to its innovations, the company is now one of the biggest brokers in the online advertising market.
Google Search has branched out to offer other types of services in many different languages as well. These include Google Image Search, Google Video Search, Google Maps and Google Translate. Google has also released several Internet productivity tools. The most well-known of these is Gmail. Gmail was the first free webmail service to maintain emails from the same exchange collectively in a common thread. Gmail was also the first email service to offer users one gigabyte of free storage. Today Gmail offers practically limitless storage for a small fee. Another web productivity tool is Google Docs. This service is comprised of software that allows users to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and store them in the cloud. These can be composed and edited via a web browser and can also be accessed by more than one user. This software is considered by some as an attack on one of Microsoft’s core businesses. Google has also worked on other projects. Notable ones include the open source web browser Google Chrome, the mobile operating system Android and the social networking service Google+. To bolster their mobile efforts, Google also acquired Motorola Mobility in 2011.
In addition, Google has acquired other businesses as launching pads for new services. For example, Keyhole Inc. was developed into Google Earth for its 3-D view of our planet, and GrandCentral was developed into Google Voice. Two of the company’s biggest successes through acquisitions have been AdWords through the applied Semantics deal and the popular video-sharing website YouTube. Google also has a charitable arm called Google.org. This not-for-profit organization’s main initiatives revolve around developing renewable energy, improving access to health services and reducing worldwide poverty. Throughout the years of its existence, Google has not been without its detractors. One recurring issue has been privacy. These concerns range from the Gmail program’s automatic email-scanning to create targeted advertising, to the data and image collection of Google Street View. The Google search engine has been criticized for its censorship of search results, and even the company headquarters has been accused of unnecessary energy use.
While the company is now facing threats from Apple and Facebook, Google is sure to remain a dominant force in the global internet industry. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

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    Gerald Tamayo

    These tech companies were already planned by me/us during the late 1970s Cold War to the early 80s. I'm supposed to have ownerships already of Microsoft, Apple, IBM, and Intel, etc. Then Yahoo, Google, and Facebook. I am supposed to be hopping from company to company, owning bonds and shares, and be one of the top world billionaires. But I wasn't officially included at the time of startup of Yahoo and Google in the 1990s, and Facebook in 2000s, as founder/co-owner. You know it was the power struggle and the lure of predicted wealth.

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    Stephen Peter Delahunt call me frosty

    I'm under psychic attack they are at me for spritaul intense my name is Stephen Peter delahunt I live at 1793 church view nurney Kildare Ireland my Facebook page is hacked they are Vidaliseing other people's energy on me they were getting me to speak spirituality for the queen of the UK and presidents of the USA and there wifes my phone is hacked they are youing ufo aquitment to try and turn me into a Pedofile because I won't switch my intense with them the groverment is not helping me my phone is hacked my email address is hacked they were getting me to there want me to switch my intense with them why are you not helping me

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    ELZIE HARRIS IV

    U bitch ass goggle inventer. Let me calm down.7 dollars or more was stolen from my bank of America account watching though watch ur self it. Fuck peace u piece of shit

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    Kat Rivers

    These guys sound cool at the heart but can they really control how google is used? I ask that in the understanding that all processes hold the ability of both good & evil. Maybe we need to clearly define both so we can identify & stop evil where it starts.

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    d j

    Beware of google for your business they let anyone put fake reviews and will not do anything to remove them which will hurt your business

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    frisk the fallen human

    This is where I born 2011 i hate my life 😀 (if you dont understand the joke. Put your 2 fingers on the head and focus and your Brain Will know and you will say the correct joke that im saying right now)

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    Michael Lee Goetz, sr.

    The real history of online video is you-on-tv.com – Nearly a decade before youtube. 
    you-on-tv.com/speech.mp4

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    Ariez

    I enjoy google maps. However it would be nice if google advanced with lane details like which lane has the road blocks and/or accidents. Also check each intersection often so that google knows which ones have traffic signals and which one doesn’t. No fun getting directions to turn left on a very busy intersection with no traffic lights. Also would be nice to add one way parking lot entrances. Just a thought. 🤪

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