Google Celebrates 25 Years: From Dorm Room to Internet Giant
It was in a Stanford University dorm room in 1996 that two students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, had an idea that would change the world. They wanted to create a search engine that would organize the vast and ever-growing web of information in a way that was efficient and user-friendly.
They called their search engine BackRub, but it was soon renamed Google, after the mathematical term googol, which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Google quickly gained popularity due to its superior search results and its innovative features, such as its PageRank algorithm, which ranked websites based on their importance. In 1998, Google became the default search engine for Yahoo, one of the most popular websites at the time.
Google’s growth has been remarkable. In 2004, the company went public, and its stock price has soared ever since. Today, Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world, and its products and services are used by billions of people around the globe.
Google’s success is due in part to its commitment to innovation. The company has constantly pushed the boundaries of what is possible, from developing new search algorithms to creating new products and services, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and Android.