History of Google

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  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet.

    Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet.
    Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford.The first time they meant each other they did not aggre on anything. So it took a couple more years for Google to develope.
  • Backrub

    Larry and Sergey, are now Stanford computer science grad students, begin working on a search engine called BackRub. This search engine operates on Stanford servers for more then a year. Then eventually stopped because it took to much bandwidth for the university.
  • New name for Backrub

    New name for Backrub
    Larry and Sergey decide that the BackRub search engine needs a new name. After some brainstorming, they go with Google. A mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term reflects their mission to organize a infinite amount of information on the web.
  • Sun co-founder writes a check for Google.

    Sun co-founder writes a check for Google.
    Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim writes a check for $100,000 to an entity that doesn’t exist yet: a company called Google Inc.
  • Google sets up work in a garge.

    Google sets up work in a garge.
    Google sets up work in a garge. They set up workspace in Susan Wojcicki’s garage at 232 Santa Margarita, Menlo Park. Also, the men both open a bank account under Google. They also have there first ever employee Craig Silverstei ; he’s a fellow computer science grad student at Stanford.
  • Top 100

    Top 100
    “PC Magazine” reports that Google is in the top 100 websites for 1998. Google has only been a search engine for two years.
  • Outgrow garage office.

    Outgrow garage office.
    The men outgrow their garage office and move to 165 University Avenue in Palo Alto with just eight employees.This building is much bigger for the eight of the men to work in.
  • Google first dog.

    Google first dog.
    Yoshka, their first “company” dog, comes to work with their senior vice president of operations, Urs Hoelzle.
  • Omid joins Google.

    Omid joins Google.
    Omid Kordestani joins to run sales.The first non-engineering hire. This was a big boost to Google.Also, Omid help bring tons of money into the company.
  • MentalPlex

    On April Fools’ Day,Larry and Sergey announce the MentalPlex: Google’s ability to read your mind as you visualize the search results you want. Thus begins our annual foray in the Silicon Valley tradition of April 1 hoaxes
  • The first 10 language versions.

    The first 10 language versions.
    The first 10 language versions of Google.com are released: French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish. Also, Google wins thr=eir first webby award.
  • Partnership with Yahoo.

    Partnership with Yahoo.
    Google forms a partnership with Yahoo to become their default search provider. Google announce the first billion-URL index. Therefore Google becomes the world’s largest search engine.
  • Search in other countries.

    Search in other countries.
    Google starts offering search in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, bringing our total number of supported languages to 15.
  • Google toolbar.

    Google toolbar.
    Google Toolbar is released. It’s a browser plug-in that makes it possible to search without visiting the Google homepage.
  • Google image launches.

    Google image launches.
    Image Search launches, offering access to 250 million images.This was a huge boost to the company Google.
  • First Internatinal office.

    First Internatinal office.
    Google opens their first international office, in Tokyo.Eric Schmidt becomes Google's CEO. Larry and Sergey are named presidents of products and technology, respectively.
  • New partnership with Universo Online

    New partnership with Universo Online
    New partnership with Universo Online (UOL) makes Google the major search service for millions of Latin Americans. This brings more money into Google. Also Google becomes popular all over the world now.
  • 3 Billion web documents.

    3 Billion web documents.
    Google's index size grows to 3 billion web documents. Making the most that any search engine has ever had.
  • The first Google hardware.

    The first Google hardware.
    http://news.cnet.com/Google-aims-search-device-at-companies/2100-1023_3-833905.html The first Google hardware is released:It's called the Google Search Appliance that businesses can plug into their computer network to enable search capabilities for their own documents. Google release a major overhaul for AdWords, including new cost-per-click pricing.
  • Partnership with AOL.

    Partnership with AOL.
    Google announces a major partnership with AOL to offer Google search and sponsored links to 34 million customers using CompuServe, Netscape and AOL.com. Also Google releases Google Labs, a place to try out beta technologies fresh from our R&D team.
  • Google News launches

    Google News launches
    Google News launches with 4000 news sources.This app let people see what was happining around the world.
  • first Australian office.

    first Australian office.
    We open our first Australian office in Sydney.
  • Google acquire Pyra Labs,

    Google acquire Pyra Labs,
    We acquire Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. Google states in a comment " we have bought Pyra Labs, the creator of software for publishing Weblogs, a form of hyperlinked online journal that has become an increasingly popular way to distribute and collect information on the Web."
  • Google launches Google print.

    Google launches Google print.
    Google launches Google print.Google Print (which later becomes Google Book Search), indexing small excerpts from books to appear in search results. .
  • Larry Page inducted.

    Larry Page inducted.
    Larry Page is inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Google's search index hits a new milestone: 6 billion items, including 4.28 billion web pages and 880 million images.
  • New Building. Google local.

    New Building. Google local.
    Google moves to their new “Googleplex” at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, giving 800+ employees a campus environment. Also, introduce Google Local, offering relevant neighborhood business listings, maps and directions. (Later, Local is combined with Google Maps.)
  • Open office in Ireland.

    Open office in Ireland.
    Google opens office in Ireland. Google SMS (short message service) launches; Google Desktop Search is introduced. Also, Google acquires Keyhole, a digital mapping company whose technology will later become Google Earth.
  • 1.1 billion images.

    1.1 billion images.
    Google hits a milestone in Image Search: 1.1 billion images indexed. Google Maps goes live..
  • First Google Maps release in Europe is for the U.K.

    First Google Maps release in Europe is for the U.K.
    First Google Maps release in Europe is for the U.K.Google Maps now features satellite views and directions. My Search Historylaunches in Labs, allowing you to view all the web pages you’ve visited and Google searches you’ve made over time.
  • Mobile Web Search.

    Mobile Web Search.
    Google Mobile Web Search is released, specially formulated for viewing search results on mobile phones.
  • Gmail for mobile launches in the United States.

    Gmail for mobile launches in the United States.
    Gmail for mobile launches in the United States.In a couple of more years Gmail will go mobile through out the whole world.
  • Google release Chat in Gmail,

    Google release Chat in Gmail,
    Google release Chat in Gmail, using the instant messaging tools from Google Talk. Eric Schmidt is inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Larry Brilliant becomes the executive director of Google.org, our philanthropic arm.
    Google News for mobile launches.
  • Patent Search.

    Patent Search.
    Google releases Patent Search in the U.S., indexing more than 7 million patents dating back to 1790.
  • Partnership with China Mobile.

    Partnership with China Mobile.
    Google announces a partnership with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile telecom carrier, to provide mobile and Internet search services in China.
  • The Royal Channel.

    The Royal Channel.
    The Queen of England launches The Royal Channel on YouTube. She is the first monarch to establish a video presence this way. She did this through Google.
  • Google Health.

    Google Health.
    Google releases Google Health to the public, allowing people to safely and securely collect, store and manage their medical records and health information online.
  • Google Voice.

    Google Voice.
    Google releases Google Voice to existing Grand Central users. The new application improves the way you use your phone, with features like voicemail transcription and archive and search of all of your SMS text messages.
  • A new homepage design.

    A new homepage design.
    A new homepage design shows only Google logo, the search box and the buttons upon first loading, and reveals other links on the homepage, such as Gmail or Image Search, when the user moves the mouse.
  • Google acquires Aardvark.

    Google acquires Aardvark.
    Google acquires Aardvark, a company that lets you quickly and easily tap into the knowledge and experience of your friends and extended network of contacts.
  • $184 million to charitable organizations.

    $184 million to charitable organizations.
    In 2010, Google contributed $184 million to charitable organizations, including Google Grants, Google.org tech projects and product support for non-profits.
  • Google Earth 1 billion mark.

    Google Earth 1 billion mark.
    Google Earth reaches the one billion download mark.The latest version of Google Translate for Android expands Conversation Mode, which enables you to translate speech back and forth between languages, to 14 languages.