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    began in March 1996 as a research project by and , students at [1] working on the
    (SDLP). The SDLP's goal was “to develop the enabling technologies for a
    single, integrated and universal digital library." and was funded
    through the among other federal agencies.[2][3][4][5] In search for a dissertation theme, Page considered—among other things—exploring the mathematical properties of the , understanding its link structure as a huge .[6] His supervisor encouraged him to pick this idea (which Page later recalled as "the best advice I ever got"[7])
    and Page focused on the problem of finding out which web pages link to
    a given page, considering the number and nature of such to be valuable information about that page (with the role of in in mind).[6] In his research project, nicknamed "BackRub", he was soon joined by , a fellow Stanford Ph.D. student supported by a .[2]
    Brin was already a close friend, whom Page had first met in the summer
    of 1995 in a group of potential new students which Brin had volunteered
    to show around the campus.[6] Page's began exploring the web in March 1996, setting out from Page's own Stanford home page as its only starting point.[6] To convert the backlink data that it gathered into a measure of importance for a given web page, Brin and Page developed the algorithm.[6]
    Analyzing BackRub's output—which, for a given URL, consisted of a list
    of backlinks ranked by importance—it occurred to them that a search
    engine based on PageRank would produce better results than existing
    techniques (existing search engines at the time essentially ranked
    results according to how many times the search term appeared on a page).[6][8] A small search engine called was already exploring a similar strategy.[9]
    Convinced that the pages with the most links to them from other
    highly relevant Web pages must be the most relevant pages associated
    with the search, Page and Brin tested their thesis as part of their
    studies, and laid the foundation for their search engine. By early
    1997, the backrub page described the state as follows:[10]

    Some Rough Statistics (from August 29th, 1996)
    Total indexable HTML urls: 75.2306 Million
    Total content downloaded: 207.022 gigabytes
    ...
    BackRub is written in Java and Python and runs on several Sun Ultras
    and Intel Pentiums running Linux. The primary database is kept on an
    Sun Ultra II with 28GB of disk. Scott Hassan and Alan Steremberg have
    provided a great deal of very talented implementation help. Sergey Brin
    has also been very involved and deserves many thanks.
    -Larry Page page@cs.stanford.edu
    Originally the search engine used the Stanford website with the domain google.stanford.edu. The domain google.com was registered on September 15, 1997. They formally incorporated their company, Google Inc., on September 4, 1998 at a friend's garage in .
    Both Brin and Page had been against using advertising pop-ups in a
    search engine, or an "advertising funded search engines" model, and
    they wrote a research paper in 1998 on the topic while still students.
    However, they soon changed their minds and early on allowed simple text
    ads.[11]
    The name "Google" originated from a misspelling of ","[12][13]
    which refers to the number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred
    zeros (although Enid Blyton used the word decades earlier in "Google
    Bun" - Chapter IX, The Magic Faraway Tree). Having found its way
    increasingly into everyday language, the verb, "," was added to the and the in 2006, meaning, "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet."[14][15]
    By the end of 1998, Google had an index of about 60 million pages.[16] The home page was still marked "", but an article in already argued that Google's search results were better than those of competitors like or , and praised it for being more technologically innovative than the overloaded (like , Excite.com, , Netscape's , , and ) which at that time, during the growing , were seen as "the future of the Web", especially by stock market investors.[16]
    In March 1999, the company moved into offices at in , home to several other noted technology startups.[17] After quickly outgrowing two other sites, the company leased a complex of buildings in at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway from (SGI) in 1999.[18] The company has remained at this location ever since, and the complex has since become known as the (a play on the word , a number that is equal to 1 followed by a googol of zeros). In 2006, Google bought the property from SGI for 319 million.[19]
    The Google search engine attracted a loyal following among the growing number of Internet users, who liked its simple design.[20] In 2000, Google began selling associated with search .[1] The ads were text-based to maintain an uncluttered page design and to maximize page loading speed.[1] Keywords were sold based on a combination of price bid and click-throughs, with bidding starting at $.05 per click.[1] This model of selling keyword advertising was pioneered by (later renamed Overture Services, before being acquired by and rebranded as ).[21][22][23] While many of its rivals failed in the new Internet marketplace, Google quietly rose in stature while generating revenue.[1]
    Google's declared is "", a phrase which they went so far as to include in their (aka "S-1") for their ,
    noting, "We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better
    served — as shareholders and in all other ways — by a company that does
    good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains."


    inancing and initial public offering


    The first funding for Google as a company was secured in August 1998 in the form of a $100,000 contribution from , co-founder of , given to a corporation which did not yet exist.[24]
    On June 7, 1999, a round of equity funding totalling $25 million was announced[25]; the major investors being rival venture capital firms and .[24]
    In October 2003, while discussing a possible of shares (IPO), approached the company about a possible partnership or .[] However, no such deal ever materialized. In January 2004, Google announced the hiring of and to arrange an IPO. The IPO was projected to raise as much as $4 billion.
    On April 29, 2004, Google made an for an IPO to raise as much as $2,718,281,828. This alludes to Google's corporate culture with a touch of as ≈ 2.718281828. April 29 was also the 120th day of 2004, and according to section 12(g) of the ,
    "a company must file financial and other information with the SEC 120
    days after the close of the year in which the company reaches $10
    million in assets and/or 500 shareholders, including people with stock
    options."[26]
    Google has stated in its annual filing for 2004 that every one of its
    3,021 employees, "except temporary employees and contractors, are also
    equity holders, with significant collective employee ownership", so
    Google would have needed to make its financial information public by
    filing them with the SEC regardless of whether or not they intended to
    make a public offering. As Google stated in the filing, their, "growth
    has reduced some of the advantages of private ownership. By law,
    certain private companies must report as if they were public companies.
    The deadline imposed by this requirement accelerated our decision." The
    SEC filing revealed that Google turned a profit every year since 2001
    and earned a profit of $105.6 million on revenues of $961.8 million
    during 2003.
    In May 2004, Google officially cut Goldman Sachs from the IPO, leaving Morgan Stanley and as the joint . They chose the unconventional way of allocating the initial offering through an auction (specifically, a ""),
    so that "anyone" would be able to participate in the offering. The
    smallest required account balances at most authorized online brokers
    that are allowed to participate in an IPO, however, are around
    $100,000. In the run-up to the IPO the company was forced to slash the
    price and size of the offering, but the process did not run into any
    technical difficulties or result in any significant legal challenges.
    The initial offering of shares was sold for $85 a piece. The public
    valued it at $100.34 at the close of the first day of trading, which
    saw 22,351,900 shares change hands.
    Google's initial public offering took place on August 19, 2004. A total of 19,605,052 were offered at a price of $85 per share.[27] Of that, 14,142,135 (another mathematical reference as ≈ 1.4142135) were floated by Google and 5,462,917 by selling stockholders. The sale raised 1.67 billion, and gave Google a of more than $23 billion.[28]
    The vast majority of Google's 271 million shares remained under
    Google's control. Many of Google's employees became instant paper
    millionaires. , a competitor of Google, also benefited from the IPO because it owns 2.7 million shares of Google.[29]
    The company is listed on the stock exchange under the GOOG.
    [] Growth



    The first iteration of Google production servers was built with inexpensive hardware and was designed to be very fault-tolerant





    In February 2003, Google acquired , owner of , a pioneering and leading
    hosting website. Some analysts considered the acquisition inconsistent
    with Google's business model. However, the acquisition secured the
    company's competitive ability to use information gleaned from blog
    postings to improve the speed and relevance of articles contained in a
    companion product to the search engine, .
    At its peak in early 2004, Google handled upwards of 84.7% of all search requests on the through its website and through its partnerships with other clients like Yahoo!, , and .
    In February 2004, Yahoo! dropped its partnership with Google, providing
    an independent search engine of its own. This cost Google some , yet Yahoo!'s move highlighted Google's own distinctiveness, and today the verb "" has entered a number of languages (first as a verb and now as a standard word), meaning, "to perform a web search" (a possible indication of "Google" becoming a ).
    Analysts speculate that Google's response to its separation from
    Yahoo! will be to continue to make technical and visual enhancements to
    personalized searches, using the personal data that is gathering from , , and
    to produce unique results based on the user. Frequently, new Google
    enhancements or products appear in its inventory. Google Labs, the
    experimental section of Google.com, helps Google maximize its
    relationships with its users by including them in the beta development,
    design and testing stages of new products and enhancements of already
    existing ones.[30]
    After the IPO, Google's stock market capitalization rose greatly and
    the stock price more than quadrupled. On August 19, 2004 the number of was 172.85 million while the "" was 19.60 million (which makes 89% held by ).
    In January 2005 the number of shares outstanding was up 100 million to
    273.42 million, 53% of that was held by insiders, which made the float
    127.70 million (up 110 million shares from the first trading day). The
    two founders are said to hold almost 30% of the outstanding shares. The
    actual voting power of the insiders is much higher, however, as Google
    has a dual class stock structure in which each Class B share gets ten
    votes compared to each Class A share getting one. Page says in the
    that Google has, "a dual class structure that is biased toward
    stability and independence and that requires investors to bet on the
    team, especially Sergey and me." The company has not reported any holdings as of the Q3 2004 report.
    On June 1, 2005, Google shares gained nearly four percent after
    Credit Suisse First Boston raised its price target on the stock to
    $350. On that same day, rumors circulated in the financial community
    that Google would soon be included in the .[31]
    When companies are first listed on the S&P 500 they typically
    experience a bump in share price due to the rapid accumulation of the
    stock within index funds that track the S&P 500. The rumors,
    however, were premature and Google was not added to the S&P 500
    until 2006. Nevertheless, on June 7, 2005, Google was valued at nearly
    $52 billion, making it one of the world's biggest media companies by
    stock market value.
    On August 18, 2005 (one year after the initial IPO), Google
    announced that it would sell 14,159,265 (another mathematical reference
    as ≈
    3.14159265) more shares of its stock to raise money. The move would
    double Google's cash stockpile to $7 billion. Google said it would use
    the money for "acquisitions of complementary businesses, technologies
    or other assets".[32]
    On September 28, 2005, Google announced a long-term research partnership with which would involve Google building a 1-million square foot R&D center at NASA's , and on December 31, 2005 's AOL unit and Google unveiled an expanded partnership—see below.
    Additionally in 2005, Google formed a partnership with to help share and distribute each other's technologies. As part of the partnership Google will hire employees to help in the office program .[33]
    With Google's increased size comes more competition from large
    mainstream technology companies. One such example is the rivalry
    between Microsoft and Google.[34] Microsoft has been touting its
    engine to counter Google's competitive position. Furthermore, the two
    companies are increasingly offering overlapping services, such as (Gmail vs. ), search (both online and local desktop searching), and other applications (for example, Microsoft's competes with ). Some have even suggested that in addition to an replacement Google is designing its own -based called Chrome OS to directly compete with . There were also rumors of a Google , fueled much by the fact that Google is the owner of the "gbrowser.com". These were later proven when Google released .
    This corporate feud is most directly expressed in hiring offers and
    defections. Many Microsoft employees who worked on Internet Explorer
    have left to work for Google. This feud boiled over into the courts
    when , a former vice-president of Microsoft, quit Microsoft to work for Google. Microsoft sued to stop his move by citing Lee's (he had access to much sensitive information regarding Microsoft's plans in ).
    Google and Microsoft reached a settlement out of court on 22 December 2005, the terms of which are confidential.[35]

    has also become a growing problem for Google's business strategy.
    Google's CFO George Reyes said in a December 2004 investor conference
    that "something has to be done about this really, really quickly,
    because I think, potentially, it threatens our business model."[36] Some have suggested that Google is not doing enough to combat click fraud. ,
    president of Alchemist Media, called Google, "the most stubborn and the
    least willing to cooperate with advertisers", when it comes to click
    fraud.
    While the company's primary market is in the web content arena,
    Google has also recently began to experiment with other markets, such
    as radio and print publications. On January 17, 2006, Google announced
    that it had purchased the radio advertising company , which provides an automated system that allows companies to advertise on the radio.[37]
    This will allow Google to combine two advertising media—the Internet
    and radio—with Google's ability to laser-focus on the tastes of
    consumers. Google has also begun an experiment in selling
    advertisements from its advertisers in offline newspapers and
    magazines, with select advertisements in the .[38] They have been filling unsold space in the newspaper that would have normally been used for in-house advertisements.
    During the third quarter 2005 Google Conference Call, Eric Schmidt
    said, "We don't do the same thing as everyone else does. And so if you
    try to predict our product strategy by simply saying well so and so has
    this and Google will do the same thing, it's almost always the wrong
    answer. We look at markets as they exist and we assume they are pretty
    well served by their existing players. We try to see new problems and
    new markets using the technology that others use and we build."
    After months of speculation, Google was added to the 500 index (S&P 500) on March 31, 2006.[39] Google replaced , a major oil producer based in that had been acquired by .[40]. The day after the announcement Google's share price rose by 7%[41].
    Over the course of the past decade, Google has become quite well
    known for its corporate culture and innovative, clean products, and has
    had a major impact on online culture. In July 2006, the verb, "", was officially added to both the as well as the , meaning, "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet."[42][43]
    [] Philanthropy


    In 2004, Google formed a non-profit philanthropic wing, , giving it a starting fund of $1 billion.[44] The express mission of the organization is to help with the issues of (see also ), global public health, and . Among its first projects is to develop a viable that can attain 100 . [45]
    [] Acquisitions

    Main article:

    Since 2001, Google has acquired several small start-up companies,
    often consisting of innovative teams and products. One of the earlier
    companies that Google bought was . They were the creators of ,
    a weblog publishing platform, first launched in 1999. This acquisition
    led to many premium features becoming free. Pyra Labs was originally
    formed by ,
    yet he left Google in 2004. In early 2006, Google acquired Upstartle, a
    company responsible for the online collaborative word processor,
    Writely. The technology in this product was combined with Google
    Spreadsheets to become .
    On October 9, 2006, Google announced that it would buy the popular online video site for $1.65 billion.[46] The brand, YouTube, will continue to exist, and will not merge with Google Video. Meanwhile, Google Video signed an agreement with and the , for both companies to deliver music videos to the site.[47] The deal was finalized by November 13.[48]
    On October 31, 2006, Google announced that it had purchased ,
    a company that helped pioneer the market for collaborative, web-based
    business software to bolster its position in the online document arena.
    [49]
    On March 17, 2007, Google announced its acquisition of two more companies. The first is 's
    software, a company that specializes in developing information
    technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated
    ways[50] On the same day, Google also announced its acquisition of , a small in-game advertising company based in .[51]
    Google also acquired PeakStream Technologies.
    [] Partnerships


    Google has worked with several corporations, in order to improve
    production and services. On September 28, 2005,Google announced a
    long-term research partnership with NASA which would involve Google
    building a 1-million square foot R&D center at NASA's .
    NASA and Google are planning to work together on a variety of areas,
    including large-scale data management, massively distributed computing,
    --
    convergence, and encouragement of the entrepreneurial space industry.
    The new building would also include labs, offices, and housing for
    Google engineers.[52] In October 2006, Google formed a partnership with to help share and distribute each other's technologies. As part of the partnership Google will hire employees to help the office program .[53]
    's
    AOL unit and Google unveiled an expanded partnership on December 21,
    2005, including an enhanced global advertising partnership and a 1 billion investment by Google for a 5% stake in AOL.[54]
    As part of the collaboration, Google plans to work with AOL on video
    search and offer AOL's premium-video service within Google Video. This
    did not allow users of Google Video to search for AOL's premium-video
    services. Display advertising throughout the Google network will also
    increase.
    In August 2003, Google signed a $900 million offer with Fox Interactive Media unit to provide search and advertising on and other News Corp. websites including , , Fox.com, and , although is not included as a deal already exists between News Corp. and .[55][56]
    On 6 December 2006, released details of a Sky and Google alliance.[57]
    This includes a feature where Gmail will link with Sky and host a mail
    service for Sky, incorporating the email domain "@sky.com".
    In 2007 Google, displaced as a key partner and sponsor of the program.[58][59][60] was used for the first time to give visitors to the website the impression that they were following ' progress in .[61]The program also made its presence known on in 2007 as part of its partnership with Google.[62]
    In January 2009, Google announced a partnership with the , allowing the to have his own channel on . [63]
    [] New mobile top-level domain


    In coordination with several of the major corporations, including , , , and , Google provided financial support in the launch of the
    top level domain created specifically for the mobile internet, stating
    that it is supporting the new domain extension to help set the
    standards that will define the future of mobile content and improve the
    experience of Google users.[64] In early 2006, Google launched Google.mobi,
    a mobile search portal offering several Google mobile products,
    including stripped-down versions of its applications and services for
    mobile users.[65]
    On September 17, 2007, Google launched, "Adsense for Mobile", a service
    to its publishing partners providing the ability to monetize their
    mobile websites through the targeted placement of mobile text ads.[66] Also in September, Google acquired the mobile social networking site, Zingku.mobi
    to "provide people worldwide with direct access to Google applications,
    and ultimately the information they want and need, right from their
    mobile devices."[67]
    [] Legal battles


    [] Gonzales v. Google


    On Wednesday, January 18, 2006, the filed a in in
    seeking a court order that would compel search engine company Google
    Inc. to turn over, "a multi-stage random sample of one million ",
    from Google’s database, and a computer file with, "the text of each
    search string entered onto Google’s search engine over a one-week
    period (absent any information identifying the person who entered such
    query)."[68] Google maintains that their policy has always been to assure its users privacy and anonymity, and challenged the .
    On March 18, 2006, a federal judge ruled that while Google must
    surrender 50,000 random URLs, the Department of Justice did not meet
    the necessary burden to force Google to disclose any search terms
    entered by its users.
    [] See also








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    [] Further reading



    • . The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. New York: Portfolio. (Sept 2005) .
    • Stross, Randall, Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know, New York : Free Press, September 2008.

    [] External links




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