Google turns 25 and is already a giant

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Research platform Google celebrating its 25th anniversary. Even though it was founded on September 4th, Google always celebrates its anniversary on September 27th. Google is an Internet search engine based in the United States. Currently, Google is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Google was founded by two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 4, 1998. Their mission is to organize the world’s information and make it accessible. As well as being universally useful.

Initially the search engine was called BackRub. At that time, BackRub was still using a backlink checker to estimate the importance of a site.

In 1997 they changed their name to Googol. The name comes from the mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. The name also describes Google’s mission as a place of infinite information on the Internet.

Meanwhile, the Google name itself came about due to a typo when registering on The domain name “” was registered on September 15, 1997. The company Google Inc was inaugurated on September 7, 1998.

Summary by, The Google project was started by search engine theory. The theory states that a search engine that performs basic mathematical analysis between websites will return better results.

At the beginning of its development, Google managed to obtain an injection of funds worth 100 thousand dollars, or approximately 1.46 billion rupees, from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun. Over time, Google started hiring a sales team and growing very quickly. This forced Google to move its headquarters to Mountain View, California.

As is known, Google is known as a company that develops the Android operating system. Quoted from, Google also makes Android-based devices under the Nexus name. As well as offering online products such as email accounts, web browsers, productivity software, cell phones and applications, mapping tools, ebooks, Internet advertising and other social networking sites.

The company is estimated to operate more than one million servers in data centers around the world and process more than one billion search queries and approximately 24 petabytes of user-generated data every day.

In 2014, Google was also recognized by Business Indeed as the company with the most valuable brand. A year later, Google formed a holding company called Alphabet.

Google through a blog post, Larry Page will become CEO of the company. While Sergey Brin was president, accompanied by Erich Schmidt as executive president. Meanwhile, Google CEO is held by Sundar Pichai.

Furthermore, Google obtained its patent in September 2001. The patent was officially granted to Leland Stanford University and included Lawrence Page’s name as the creator.

In February 2003, Google bought Pyra Labs, owner of Blogger, a pioneering website and leader in blog hosting. This step helps Google improve the speed and relevance of the articles on Google News.

Google also reached its peak in early 2004. Back then it handled nearly 80% of all Internet searches through its website and clients such as Yahoo!, AOL and CNN.

Currently, Google is becoming popular among Internet users all over the world. In addition to the simple and “clean” design, the search results are also considered relevant by users. Additionally, Google offers search in more than 150 languages ​​from 190 countries.


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