Who Invented Google?

The search engine was invented by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. To mention about who invented Google, it started when two computer science students thought that they might enhance the search technology of the internet available during the 1990s. After they graduated it took them some time to transform their idea into the Google.

The name Google was used after a googol, the name for figure 1 followed by 100 zeros. The number was found by Edward Kasner and James Newman in the book Mathematics and the Imagination. For Larry and Sergey, the name Google simply represents the enormous amount of unlimited information that a search engine should accommodate.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at the Stanford University as graduates of computer science in the year 1995. During the year 1996, they began working together on writing the program to build up a search engine. Initially it was dubbed BackRub, being named for its ability to perform back link analysis. They were trying to find better ways for internet scanning and send targeted information for a search query. Later on they eventually found a viable mathematical method that assessed page links to assist the most relevant results to be delivered.

Motivated by the rage reviews received about the BackRub, Larry and Sergey started working on Google instead. They operated out of their dormitory rooms and even built a network server using used, cheap and borrowed PCs. They maximized the credit cards limits to purchase terabytes of disks at discounted prices. In the process they tried to gain license for the search engine technology, but to no avail after realizing nobody was interested in their product at such early stage of establishment. However they decided not to give up on Google and tried seeking more financial assistance, made improvements on the product and advertisement to public themselves.

In September 1998, having capital support from some ventures, Larry and Sergey launched the Google Inc. from the Menlo Park garage in California. During that time, Google.com was already answering more than 10, 000 queries a day. It stood out among other search engine companies as it relied more on the search results rather than the web content. People who visited the webpage basically can come to two choices, either to enter some terms to be searched or to hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, which would lead users to the most popular results. The search was quick, results were really helpful and internet users were getting more excited to use the Google.

Thus on September 21st, 1999, Google has officially had the beta test status removed from its title. Hence Larry Page and Sergey Brin were listed as the persons who invented Google.

Pungky Dwiasmoro Hiswardhani

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