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    IT began in 1996 as a project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Larry and Sergey were both studying at Stanford University California. In their research project they came up with a plan to make a search engine that ranked websites according to the number of other websites that linked to that site (and ultimately came up with the IT we have today). Before IT, search engines had ranked sites simply by the number of times the search term searched for appeared on the webpage, and the duo set out to m

    The domain was registered on September 14th 1997 and IT Corporation was formed a year later in September 1998.

    IT started selling advertisements with its keyword searches in 2000, and so IT Adwords/Adsense was born. These advertisements used a system based on the pretence that you only paid for your advertising if some clicked on your ad link – hence the term Pay Per Click (PPC) was born
  • CEO

    Also in 2001 co-founder Larry Page stood down as the CEO of ITand former CEO of Novel. Eric Schmidt. was appointed as the new CEO of IT

    The term PageRank was patented in September 2001 – this term is actually named after co-founder Larry Page and not, as some think, named because it is the rank of a page (webpage).

    IT moved its offices to its large IT estate (nicknamed ITlex) in Mountainview California in 2003, and is still based there today.

    In 2004 IT launched IT Earth. IT Earth is an amazing creation that is a map of the earth based on satellite imagery. This interactive globe of the world allows you to type in a search for any place in the world and you will automatically be taken to that part of the world. The cool part is that with IT Earth you can zoom right in to street level and actually see your own street and even your house!

    In 2004, IT launched its own free web-based email service, known as Gmail. This service was made to rival the free online mail services supplied by Yahoo and Microsoft (hotmail). This new free email service shook up the very foundation of free email with its enormous 1 GB of email storage which dwarfed its rivals’ ten-fold.
  • NASA

    An interesting fact in the history of IT is that in September 2005, IT made a new partnership with a very interesting company – IT. This involved building a 1-million square foot research and development centre at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This was interestingly followed a few months later by the launch of Google Mars and Google Moon: two IT maps style applications built on pictures of the moon and the planet Mars.

    In 2006 IT launched IT Video. IT Video is a cool new search tool. As its title suggests IT video allows you to search the internet for videos. There are thousands of videos to make your search from; from personal homemade videos to TV shows made by the big television corporations.