The Google Boys

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The Google Boys - (a.k.a. Sergey Brin & Larry Page)

Sergey Brin and Larry Page met as students at Stanford University, where they created the internet search engine that would transform the web and enter the lexicon of the 21st century, though that's not what they set out to do..

Making the World's Information Accessible

.. via achievement.org

Image: Larry Page & Sergey Brin - Achievements
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It was Larry Page who first hit on the idea of analyzing Internet links to rate their relevance to a given information search. At first Page was only interested in writing a fun and interesting dissertation, but he soon realized his idea had far greater potential. With his classmate Sergey Brin, he presented his work to acclaim at the World Wide Web conference in 1998. Within a year they had raised over $30 million to start a company, Google Inc., providing a free Web search service that can return an ordered list of results in a fraction of a second. The simple white page with the multi-colored logo was an immediate hit with Web surfers around the world. The web site generates enormous revenue by providing advertising space, linked by content to the results of a given search.



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Google Inc.

the corporation

Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University and the company was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 7, 1998. Google’s initial public offering took place on August 19, 2004, raising $1.67 billion, making it worth $23 billion. Through a series of new product developments, acquisitions and partnerships, the company has expanded its initial search and advertising business into other areas, including web-based email, online mapping, office productivity, and video sharing, among others.

The Google Boys speak..

“Brin and Page’s innovation-friendly office culture (beyond the famous free food, there’s the company’s “20 Percent Time,” which encourages engineers to spend a fifth of their time pursuing whatever projects ignite their interest) has created fertile ground for spectacular successes beyond search, including AdSense/AdWords, Google News, Google Maps, Google Earth, and Gmail. The company’s belief in clean design and ethical ad sales, and its corporate philosophy – often simply stated as “Don’t be evil” – continue to set the company apart.”



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Larry and Sergey

around the Blogosphere via Google

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Sergei & Larry in the News

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The Google Boys Vids

Larry Page: Where's Google going next?
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Larry & Sergey on Valleywag

Valleywag, Silicon Valley's Tech Gossip Rag

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Larry & Sergey's Blog?

..well kind of

Hmmmm..
[please note this is not an official page, just a bit of fun]
Page and Brin's Blog
Page and Brin's Blog:
I'm Larry Page And I'm Sergey Brin, Together we have a web site called "Google". It reunites visitors with "that page they saw yesterday but can't remember the address of". And now we have a web log. It's a blog.....

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