History of google company - Who founded google

In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two PhD students at Stanford University, began working on a search engine called Backrub.


In 1997, the name of the search engine was changed to Google, a play on the word "googol," which is a mathematical term for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.

In 1998, Google was incorporated as a private company and moved its operations to a garage in Menlo Park, California.

In 1999, Google received its first round of funding, a $25 million investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


In 2000, Google introduced AdWords, an advertising program that allows businesses to place ads on the Google search engine.

In 2001, Google launched its first international office in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2004, Google went public and its stock began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol GOOGL.

In 2006, Google acquired YouTube, a popular video-sharing website, for $1.65 billion.

In 2007, Google released the Android operating system for mobile devices.

In 2011, Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

In 2015, Google restructured itself to become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet Inc.

In 2020, Google has been one of the most valuable companies in the world, with a market capitalization of over $1 trillion.