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More about search engine -Google 

Nowadays most powerful search engine is Google search engine which  was founded in 1998 by Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergei Brin.

While at Stanford in 1996, Page and Brin began developing a search engine they eventually entitled BackRub. This search engine was designed to look at the connecting links between web pages in order to determine a site’s authority. In 1998, Page and Brin set up their first data center in Page’s dorm.


With the encouragement of fellow Stanford alum David Filo, who started Yahoo a few years earlier, Page and Brin decided to start a company and started looking for investors to back them. Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, invested $100,000 in the company after receiving a demo of their search technology. Eventually the pair raised over $1M.

Google, Inc. was established on September 7, 1998 in a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California. Page and Brin hired their first employee, Craig Silverstein, who was later to become Google’s Director of Technology.

The founder of Google , Larry page and Sergey Brin , had originally named their search engine “ BackRub” . They latter changed to ‘ Google ‘ which was  a misspelling of the term ‘ googlol’ . A googol is  a large number  with the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros . The number was invented in 1938 by American mathematician , Edward Kasner


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