The Success Story of Google, Which is Now 25 Years Old. PHOTO/DAILY
CUPERTINO – Google is celebrating its 25th anniversary today, Wednesday (27/92/2023). Who would have thought that before it became the technology giant it is today, Google was originally just an idea that was worked on in a dorm room.
Google’s story begins with doctoral students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who met at Stanford University’s computer science program in the late 90s. United by a common vision, they aspire to improve the accessibility of the World Wide Web.
From their dorm room, Brin and Page painstakingly and seriously created ideas and then executed them with real action. Both are actively working on prototypes of search engines that are more efficient for users.
As what they were doing began to grow, they relocated their operations to Google’s initial headquarters in a modest rented garage. This momentous journey culminated on September 27, 1998, with the birth of Google Inc.
The name “Google” itself comes from a play on mathematical terms indicating the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. Brin and Page’s aspirations were clear, namely to organize the world’s information systematically and make it universally accessible and valuable.
Today Google is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and Google’s scope now extends far beyond its basic search engine. Companies are now delving into artificial intelligence, online advertising, cloud computing and a host of cutting-edge technologies.
Sundar Pichai, a man born in India, now leads the company as CEO of Google and its parent company, Alphabet. Although much has changed, Google insists that the company’s mission remains the same.