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Unformatted text preview: Cao 1 Anthony Cao Natalie Bakopoulos English 125, Section 059 17 November 2010 Google Many years ago, someone must have thought to oneself, “What if someone compiled nearly all of the information available on the internet and made it readily available to the public?” Larry Page and Sergey Brin once said, “We have a dream that one day we can open up the world's information unto itself.” Well, not quite those exact words. But they did have a dream, and were able to accomplish just that through the development of the world's most powerful search engine: Google. Amidst all of the technological innovation of the twentieth and twenty first century, Google has provided the most incredible innovation of all. After facing initial competition in the early stages from other search engines like Ask Jeeves, Google quickly became a powerhouse. It was the engine on which the internet would flourish into the unimaginably vast storehouse of information it is today. The success and presence of Google has certainly shaped a part of our culture today. With a seemingly limitless amount of information readily available at the click of the “search” button, Google has transformed the world. The multibillion dollar company began with Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the campus of Stanford University in 1995. They would later become close friends and begin working together on a new type of search engine, nicknamed BackRub. By 1997, they decided the search engine required a new name, and chose “Google”, which refers to a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web” (Google 1). Then, after others began to see the potential success of Google, it grew exponentially. The small project quickly blossomed into an extremely profitable company over the course of a short 13 years, constantly adding Cao 2 new innovation and technology to its plethora of up-and-coming gadgets and applications. Outside of providing the most relevant information on the internet through the most efficient means, Google has expanded its enterprise to include partnerships with and acquisitions of Yahoo!, AOL, UOL, Pyra Labs, Youtube, Doubleclick, Keyhole, Postini, and more. In conjunction with these expansions, Google has employed many more services and projects, including Gmail, Google chat, Google Grants, Google Toolbar, Google Calendars, Google SMS, Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Book Search, Google Reader, Google Talk, Google Analytics, Google Docs, Google News, Google Trends, Google Gears, Google Translate, Google Health, Google Finance, Google Site Search, Google Chrome, Google Voice, Google Wave, Google Dashboard, Google Scholar (a resource I used to research, well, Google), Google Buzz, and Google Streetview. Just about every application that could be used practically seems to have been developed or improved by Google. Although primarily known be used practically seems to have been developed or improved by Google....
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- Fall '09
- English, Google services, Google Buzz, Google Streetview