On the 4th of September, 1998, Google was officially registered as a company in the U.S., making their mission to instantly change the way people search for information online and to set up new standards for the global network called internet.
Nowadays, there is no internet user that does not use Google and it’s search engine. The company is worth over $200 billion US, has various projects and services and has more then 50.000 employees around the globe. Now Google owns Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Android, Google+ and a lot of other services that we use on a daily basis. They are even trying to make autonomous cars!
The search engine as a project was started in 1996 by the two Stanford students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and was named after the word “Googol” (mathematical term for a number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a hundred), but later changed to “Google” as an alternative. They registered Google.com on 15th of September, 1997 and started their journey, it took them about a year until they found a good investor and launch their business.
Below is an interesting part of the Discovery Channel’s Download episode devoted to the search giant’s history: