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Google is the most widely used search engine in the world. The Co-Founders of Google were Larry Page & Sergey Brin

  1973Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan 
  1973Sergey Brin was born on August 21, 1973 in Moscow, Russia 
  1990Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau proposed a 'hypertext' system starting the modern Internet 
  1991The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991 
  1993Sergey Brin attended the University of Maryland, College Park to study computer science and mathematics and received his Bachelor of Science degree in May 1993 with honors 
  1994Larry Page attended the University of Michigan to study computer engineering and received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors. 
  1995Sergey Brin and Larry Page meet at Stamford University, in Palo Alto, California, to study for their Phd's. 
  1996March 1996 - Sergey Brin and Larry Page begin a research project working on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). The aim of the project was “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library." 
  1996Larry Page and Sergey Brin collaborate on their 'BackRub' search engine using back links in their search engine design. 
  19961996 Larry Page and Sergey Brin produce a paper, "Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," became the basis for the Google search engine. 
  1996They called the search engine Google after the mathematical term "Googol," which is a a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and expressed as 10100 which they felt reflected their mission to organize the massive amount of information available on the Web 
  1996August 1996 - The first version of Google is released on the Stanford Web. The address: was registered as a domain name. 
  1997Larry Page and Sergey Brin try to sell Google through the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). They are unsuccessful, nobody was interested in buying their serach engine and they gave up the idea of selling Google. 
  1998Andy Bechtolsheim, a founder of Sun Microsystems, watched the demo for Google (which was getting more than 10,000 queries per day) and wrote a $100,000 check to get the company started. 
  1998September 7 1998 - Google became an official corporation. The company's mission statement was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" and the company's unofficial slogan was "Don't be evil" 
  1998PC magazine recognized Google as the search engine of choice and one of the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998. 
  1999Google opened its first office in Palo Alto and later moved to Bayshore Drive in nearby Mountain View. 
  1999Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in partnership with Sequoia Capital, provide Google with additional venture capital of $25 million. 
  1999Sergey Brin and Larry Page drop out of the Stanford graduate studies program to concentrate on their company 
  2000Google searches were made by 18 million people per day 
  2000Foreign language Versions of were released in French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean 
  2000Google began selling AdWords, its keyword related contextual advertising. In its early years Google did not allow advertising in their search engine results. The search engine became profitable with the introduction of unobtrusive text advertisements placed at the side of search results. 
  2001Eric Schmidt joined Google as its first chairman and later became its chief executive officer. Larry Page became president of products and Sergey Brin became president of technology 
  2001Google’s first acquisition was a discussion group site called UseNet which was owned by This was merged into Google Groups 
  2002Google News service is launched. 
  2002Larry Page was named a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. 
  2003Google AdSense went into service for advertisers 
  2004Google moved to its new Mountain View campus which was nicknamed Googleplex. 
  2004Sergey Brin and Larry Page were honored with the Marconi Prize 
  2004iGoogle became a public company on August 19, 2004, trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange as GOOG. 
  2004Google formed the not-for-profit philanthropic 
  2005Google raised $4.2 billion through its second stock offering 
  2005Google Maps, Google Earth, and iGoogle were released 
  2006A new verb "to google" was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006 
  2006Google purchased YouTube 
  2007Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki were married in the Bahamas and Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth were married on Necker Island in the Caribbean. 
  2007Gmail became available to the general public on February 7, 2007 
  2007Google purchased DoubleClick 
  2007Android distribution started on 5 November 2007. Android has a vast number of developers who write applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of the devices 
  2008Google Health became available 
  2008Google launched Chrome, its first Web browser 
  2008September 2008: T-Mobile released the G1, the first Android-based phone. 
  2009November 2009 - Forbes magazine decided Sergey Brin and Larry Page were the fifth most powerful people in the world 
  2009Google Wave was introduced 
  2010January 5, 2010, Google released an Android phone under its own company name called the Nexus One 
  2010Google was also nominated in 2010 to be the world’s most attractive employer to graduating students 
  2011March - the new Google +1 is launched 
  2011Co-founder Larry Page takes over the role of CEO in April 2011. Eric Schmidt becomes Executive Chairman. 
   The dominant market position of Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and censorship 
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