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Co-Founders of Google were Larry Page & Sergey Brin
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1973

 

Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

1973

 

Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973 in Moscow, Russia

1990

 

Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau proposed a 'hypertext' system starting the modern Internet

1991

 

The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991

1993

 

Sergey Brin attended the University of Maryland, College Park to study computer science and mathematics and received his Bachelor of Science degree in May 1993 with honors

1994

 

Larry Page attended the University of Michigan to study computer engineering and received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors.

1995

 

Sergey Brin and Larry Page meet at Stamford University, in Palo Alto, California, to study for their Phd's.

1996

 

March 1996 - Sergey Brin and Larry Page begin a research project working on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). The aim of the project was “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library."

1996

 

Larry Page and Sergey Brin collaborate on their 'BackRub' search engine using back links in their search engine design.

1996

 

1996 Larry Page and Sergey Brin produce a paper, "Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," became the basis for the Google search engine.

1996

 

They called the search engine Google after the mathematical term "Googol," which is a a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and expressed as 10100 which they felt reflected their mission to organize the massive amount of information available on the Web

1996

 

August 1996 - The first version of Google is released on the Stanford Web. The address: google.stanford.edu.

1997

 

Google.com was registered as a domain name.

1997

 

Larry Page and Sergey Brin try to sell Google through the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). They are unsuccessful, nobody was interested in buying their serach engine and they gave up the idea of selling Google.

1998

 

Andy Bechtolsheim, a founder of Sun Microsystems, watched the demo for Google (which was getting more than 10,000 queries per day) and wrote a $100,000 check to get the company started.

1998

 

September 7 1998 - Google became an official corporation. The company's mission statement was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" and the company's unofficial slogan was "Don't be evil"

1998

 

PC magazine recognized Google as the search engine of choice and one of the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998.

1999

 

Google opened its first office in Palo Alto and later moved to Bayshore Drive in nearby Mountain View.

1999

 

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in partnership with Sequoia Capital, provide Google with additional venture capital of $25 million.

1999

 

Sergey Brin and Larry Page drop out of the Stanford graduate studies program to concentrate on their company

2000

 

Google searches were made by 18 million people per day

2000

 

Foreign language Versions of Google.com were released in French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

2000

 

Google began selling AdWords, its keyword related contextual advertising. In its early years Google did not allow advertising in their search engine results. The search engine became profitable with the introduction of unobtrusive text advertisements placed at the side of search results.

2001

 

Eric Schmidt joined Google as its first chairman and later became its chief executive officer. Larry Page became president of products and Sergey Brin became president of technology

2001

 

Google’s first acquisition was a discussion group site called UseNet which was owned by Deja.com. This was merged into Google Groups

2002

 

Google News service is launched.

2002

 

Larry Page was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow.

2003

 

Google AdSense went into service for advertisers

2004

 

Google moved to its new Mountain View campus which was nicknamed Googleplex.

2004

 

Sergey Brin and Larry Page were honored with the Marconi Prize

2004

 

iGoogle became a public company on August 19, 2004, trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange as GOOG.

2004

 

Google formed the not-for-profit philanthropic Google.org

2005

 

Google raised $4.2 billion through its second stock offering

2005

 

Google Maps, Google Earth, and iGoogle were released

2006

 

A new verb "to google" was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006

2006

 

Google purchased YouTube

2007

 

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki were married in the Bahamas and Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth were married on Necker Island in the Caribbean.

2007

 

Gmail became available to the general public on February 7, 2007

2007

 

Google purchased DoubleClick

2007

 

Android distribution started on 5 November 2007. Android has a vast number of developers who write applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of the devices

2008

 

Google Health became available

2008

 

Google launched Chrome, its first Web browser

2008

 

September 2008: T-Mobile released the G1, the first Android-based phone.

2009

 

November 2009 - Forbes magazine decided Sergey Brin and Larry Page were the fifth most powerful people in the world

2009

 

Google Wave was introduced

2010

 

January 5, 2010, Google released an Android phone under its own company name called the Nexus One

2010

 

Google was also nominated in 2010 to be the world’s most attractive employer to graduating students

2011

 

March - the new Google +1 is launched

2011

 

Co-founder Larry Page takes over the role of CEO in April 2011. Eric Schmidt becomes Executive Chairman.

 

 

The dominant market position of Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and censorship

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