What can I find with the Google search engine?
The history of the emergence and development of Google does not count even 15 years, but has already grown with numerous legends. According to one of them, the name of the famous search engine was conceived as Googol – a mathematical term denoting a unit with one hundred zeros. However, the first investor, Andy Bechtolsheim, in a hurry wrote a check to the founders of the new company in the name of Google Inc. Such a mistake came out. I had to officially register a company called Google Inc. At the origins: legends and facts It all started a couple of years before, when in 1995 two young people met who were a little over 20 at that time: Larry Page graduate of the University of Michigan and Sergei Brin, a native of Moscow. Both were graduate students at Stanford University’s Department of Computer Science. At first, they could not find a common language. Disputes flared up for any reason. However, soon the debaters still found a subject of common interest: both were interested in the problem of searching the network. In January 1996, Larry and Sergey began a joint development of the BackRub search server. Armed with a business plan, the partners collected the amount necessary for the initial investment. Google’s journey to world-wide recognition among the best search engines in the world has begun. A year later, two major investors – the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms – provided the young company with a loan of $ 25 million. Headquartered at Googleplex in Mountain View, California. In August 2001, Eric Schmidt came to Google as CEO. Well-known specialists who moved here during these years, Omid Kordestani, Vice President for Business Development and Sales, Ursa Hölze, Vice President for Development, and others, managed to form the Google Zeitgeist system on the Internet, which actually displays the collective intelligence of humanity in real time. The development of the global Internet in the company is engaged in by his “founding father” Screw Surf. Ease first and foremost About the unique corporate culture prevailing in Googleplex, even those who are far from the problems of the Internet have heard. From the very beginning, when the Google office was still located in an ordinary garage, there was an atmosphere of relaxed, unregulated communication. In workrooms there are no partitions that traditionally divide the workspace. At first, rubber gymnastic balls were used as chairs. Even office furniture was unusual. Desktops are just goats on which wooden doors are laid, and powerful modern computers are installed on them. The favorites of the company’s employees – large dogs, including the affectionate giant Leonberger Joshka, easily wandered between the tables. Twice a week, they could relax, having fun playing roller hockey in the company’s car park. At the end of each working week, Larry and Sergey held meetings in an open area, where employees were sitting at tables. The management pays great attention to the selection of corporate chefs, as it believes that their performance depends to a large extent on the nutrition of employees. Of course, at present, the number of company employees has increased significantly and amounts to hundreds of people around the world. Offices are opened in Europe, in Dublin and London, as well as in China and Japan, in Latin America. But a traditionally informal atmosphere is maintained. It brings results in the form of an unusually fast exchange of ideas. Everything is done for the convenience of users. Fast and accurate scanning of the Internet has made Google the most popular system for searching the Internet. It analyzes the entire contents of each web page, the location of keywords. Many types of files are scanned, including PDF and MP3, Google directory search is launched, services that allow you to search and scan pictures, books, music files. Google Sitemaps gives you the ability to set the priority for page crawls. Dozens of language versions for users from different countries have been introduced. Google constantly uses innovative technologies, ensuring that each user can find exactly what he wants. As a result, the PageRank system was developed, which essentially changed the search method. PageRank is able to identify the most important pages relevant to a given search. This technology completely eliminates human intervention. The search results are very exact match the query. But there are legends on this subject. For example, in 1999, one of the New York Times observers for fun made a request for the words “greater evil than Satan.” It’s funny that the first page in the list of sites matching the search query was the Microsoft page, with Walt Disney company in third place. The fact is that many sites characterize these pages in this way. Additional services have also been created to facilitate the work of users.