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Google Executive Summary 1 Running head: GOOGLE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Google Executive Summary Joey D. Finley, Eric Epps, Alexis Barnes University of Phoenix ACC/280 Facilitator: Glenn Purcell
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Google Executive Summary The word Google comes from the "googol," a mathematical value for a number representing 100 zeros following the numeral 1. Using that term reflected the founder’s undertaking to sort out in an organized manner the virtually never-ending quantity of information that was put on and searched for on the web. The two guys that came up with the idea, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, first became acquainted at a Stanford campus orientation in 1995. Larry, a 22 year-old University of Michigan graduate, was contemplating attending Stanford. Fortuitously, 21-year-old student Sergey was the one who gave Larry a tour around the campus. According to some accounts, they disagreed about almost everything during this first meeting, but their relationship was destined to become profitable. In 1996, the two Stanford computer science graduate students joined forces and created a search engine named BackRub. After more than a year of using Stanford servers for their creation and taking up too much University bandwidth, they decide to rename the search engine. Andy Bechtolsheim wrote a check for $100,000 to Larry and Sergey for their conception that did not even exist yet, a company called Google Inc. In 1998, on September 4 th, Larry and Sergey filed for incorporation in California and subsequently deposited their money in a newly opened account for their founded company, Google. Historical facts In December 1998, “PC Magazine” stated that Google "has an uncanny knack for returning extremely relevant results" and recognizes it as the search engine of choice in the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998 (Google Corporation, n.d., p. 1). The first 10-language versions were released in May 2000, and the following June Google announced its first billion-URL index, therefore becoming the world's largest search engine. In January 2003, American Dialect
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Society members vote "Google" the "most useful" Word of the Year for 2002. Google’s very
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