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Google in 1998

 Google in 1998 

As students at Stanford University in California, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google in 1998 sep. Their combined ownership of its stocks amounts to approximately 14%. Their super voting stock controls 56% of the stockholder voting power.

Google is responsible for more than 70 percent of worldwide online searches, placing it at the heart of the majority of Internet users' experiences. Mountain View, California, is where its headquarters are located.

There are a number of products and services offered by Google LLC, including an online search engine, advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. In addition to Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, it ranks among the top four Internet stocks.


During their PhD studies at Stanford University in California, Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google as a research project in January 1996. It was originally conceived by a third "founder", Scott Hassan. He led the original project and wrote much of the code for the original Google Search engine, but left before the company was incorporated; Hassan continued working on robotics and founded Willow Garage in 2006.

 A paper co-authored by Rajeev Motwaani and Terry Winograd in 1998 describing PageRank and the initial prototype of the Google search engine was published, which described PageRank and the Google search engine. Google Inc. was incorporated on September 4, 1998, and the domain name www.google.com was registered on September 15, 1997.

The company was founded by Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, in August 1998 ahead of the official incorporation date of September 7, 1998.

In 1998, Google received investment money from three other angel investors: Jeff Bezos, David Cheriton of Stanford University, and Ram Shari ram of entrepreneur company Shari ram Global

The $65 million round of funding was followed by a few small investments through the end of 1998 and in the early part of 1999. On June 7, 1999, the firm raised $25 million from prominent investors Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital.


A distinguished Silicon Valley start-up community resides in Palo Alto, which was the new location of the company in March 1999.  Page and Brin had initially opposed an advertisement-funded search engine, so in the year following, Google began selling search-related advertisements. Advertisements were written solely in text format to keep the page design uncluttered.

As a result of an announcement made in June 2000, Google was announced as Yahoo! 's default search engine provider.At the time, it replaced Inktomi as one of the most popular websites.

Silicon Graphics leased an office complex to the company in 2003 after it outgrew its first two locations. This complex is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, Calif. After the complex became known as the Googleplex, a play on words, Google is an acronym for one followed by one thousand zeroes. SGI sold the property to Google three years later for $319 million.

 In those days, the word "Google" was well known, causing the word "google" to be translated into English from the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary, stating: "to obtain information on the Internet using the Google search engine". In 2001, Google's investors agreed to hire Eric Schmidt as the chairman and chief executive officer, recognising Google's need for a strong internal management team. 

Advertising growth 

As Web advertising has grown quickly and Google has thrived in particular, Google's financial results reflected this. This success can partly be attributed to a shift in advertising spending toward online media and away from traditional media, such as newspapers, magazines, and television. 

For example, newspaper advertising in the United States fell from $64 billion in 2000 to $20.7 billion in 2011, whereas online advertising globally increased from $6 billion to $72 billion from 2000 to 2011.

Since its founding, Google has invested heavily in acquiring what it considers to be significant advantages in Internet marketing.  Another online advertising business purchased by Google in 2006 was Marc Broadcasting, which Google also acquired for $102 million in 2006. That year, it also announced that it would pay 900 million for myspace.com ads.

Social network and google 

As Facebook and Twitter became more popular, Google was slow to recognise their advertising potential. Initially, Google Buzz was going to create a social network in 2010 but the project was shut down two years later.

Among the network's problems were the fact that only Gmail users were able to use it, and its default setting showed all users' profiles. The company launched Google+ even before Google Buzz was shut down, at first to a limited audience, then to everyone. More than 170 million people had signed up for the social network in its first year of service. In contrast, Facebook reached 150 million users after five years.

Businesses can also create Google+ pages to market their products and brands on the platform. In 2019, Google+ was discontinued, so the service never supplanted Facebook.

Google apps and chrome 

Google Apps, which runs through users' web browsers and hosted by Google, became available in 2006, what many in the industry considered the first salvo in a war against Microsoft. In addition to Google Calendar (a calendaring program), Google Talk (an instant messaging program), and Google Page Creator (a Web-page creation program), there were several other free Google applications. 

Users were required to view advertisements and store their data on Google's equipment in order to utilise these free programs. Cloud computing describes a deployment model where the data and the program are both stored online.

A variety of traditional business tools (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations) were acquired by Google between 2006 and 2007 and then collectively branded as Google Docs.

The Google Chrome Web browser, released in 2008, features a more advanced JavaScript engine that makes it easier to run programs within the browser. 

Bottom line 

Google is continually changing its pages and looking for new ways to make them look better with the passage of time and coming technology. There were a lot of changes to Google in 1998, and it is also changing for the next generation. 

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