Today is the 7th anniversary of Google. In just 7 years Google has turned the whole of the internet on its ear. Not only have they affected search, but advertising, mapping, email and shopping. It's quite an incredible company and looks to hold on to that flavor for a few years more.
Google Corporate History
According to Google lore, company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were not terribly fond of each other when they first met as Stanford University graduate students in computer science in 1995. Larry was a 24-year-old University of Michigan alumnus on a weekend visit; Sergey, 23, was among a group of students assigned to show him around. They argued about every topic they discussed. Their strong opinions and divergent viewpoints would eventually find common ground in a unique approach to solving one of computing's biggest challenges: retrieving relevant information from a massive set of data.
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