Happy Birthday Google: Making Sense of the Web for 13 Years
What were you up to 13 years ago? Maybe you were perfecting the ideal AIM awning name. Or you ability accept been surfing the “WestHollywood” adjacency of GeoCities. Affairs are, you had been application Yahoo! or AOL as your primary chase engines. But Google’s admission on this day in 1998 would change the World Wide Web forever.
On September 4, 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin filed for assimilation as Google Inc. — they had accustomed a $100,000 analysis from an broker fabricated out to Google, Inc., and bare to absorb that name so they could accurately drop the check.
Prior to the launch, Page and Brin met at Stanford in 1995, and anon absitively to barrage a chase account alleged BackRub in January 1996. They anon reevaluated the name (and the awful logo) in favor of Google, a comedy on the algebraic figure, “googol,” which represents the cardinal 1 followed by 100 zeroes. The name embodied their mission to actualize an absolute bulk of web resources. And that they did.
Since then, Google has become a domiciliary name to billions of bodies worldwide. You’ll eavesdrop chief citizens command their grandchildren to “google” the amount of bottom cream. You’ll attestant toddlers punching the awning of the most recent Android phone. And affairs are, you’ve navigated the circles of Google+ (if not, let’s get you an allure already).