Google empire? You better believe it! In 1996 two PhD students at Stanford, Larry Page and Sergei Brin began a research project. The search engines back in the 90s ranked pages according to how many times the keywords appeared on the page. But Larry and Sergei theorized a better system. Their new system ranked pages according to the importance of pages that linked back to the original site. Two years later they incorporated and started their business adventure in a friend’s garage. Since then, Google has grown into the world’s most powerful search engine. It has even entered the English language as a verb (to google something). Its rapid expansion has led to a series of acquisitions that have grown the original vision of the company to something much wider. Today, Alphabet Inc, (its new parent company) is involved with creating self-driving cars, health care, and even space travel. It has been rated one of the most innovative companies in the world and is constantly the envy of engineers everywhere (just ask your smart friends where they wish they could work). So, whether you are a techie, or you have trouble turning on your computer, these are 25 crazy insights into the world of the Google empire!
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