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Google - The history
The start of it all was in 1995
Larry Page and Sergey Brin first met each other at Stanford university. This was the place that was about to make history and create the most powerfull change in business and the way we make our sales and purchases today . The search Giant was about to be born.
The development of the search engine was well in progress and by the end of the year they had a search engine named "Black Rub". The search engine was short lived and ended a year later after the servers of Stanford university could not handle the bandwidth.
The two students decided the search engine needed a new name. After a mispelling of "googol," a mathematical term for the number of an infinite amount, the search engine "Google" was born.
By the end of 1998
Google had an index of about 60 million pages. The homepage was still in Beta but it was a strong sign that things were heading in the right direction.
The company relocated its premises to "165 University Avenue" in Palo Alto, home to several other noted Silicon Valley technology startup businesses.
Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords. Google also announced the search engine was available in 10 other languages.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired Eric Schmidt as Google's first CEO. In the July of this same year they launched Google Images, which stored over 250 million images and photos. Google also opened it's first international branch in Tokyo.
Google launched a set of APIs that allow developers to consult more than two billion Web documents and program in its preferred environment, including Java, Perl and Visual Studio. Google then launched "Google News" and was operated with over 4,000 news sources.
In March 2003
Google acquired Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. This same year was the launch of Google Print (which later becomes Google Books), a service that indexes small fragments of books to appear in search results
Larry Page was appointed member of the National Academy of Engineering U.S. The search index marks a new milestone to contain six billion items, including more than four billion web pages and 880 million images. Google moves to the new complex, called the "Googleplex", located at Parkway Mountain View (California), where its 800 employees were stationed.
Google then introduced Google Local, which provides companies in a certain area, maps and directions. (Later, Google Local is combined with Google Maps). Before the end of 2004 Google acquired Keyhole, a mapping company whose technology is used digital later in the development of Google Earth.
The beginning of 2005
This was a new record high in image search with indexing of 1,100 million images. Google launched code.google.com, a new site to access the developer's resources, among which include all of our API. Google also acquired Urchin, a web analytics company, which used its technology to develop Google Analytics.
Google develop Blogger Mobile, a service that allows bloggers to publish entries in their blogs and send pictures via your mobile phone. The launch of iGoogle where users can customize the Google home page by adding content modules they choose. Google introduced Google Earth, a web mapping service based on satellite images, combining the representation of relief and building 3D mapping features and Google search.
Google launched a chat feature in Gmail, which uses the same tools as Google Talk instant messaging. Google announced the acquisition of Writely, a word processing application based on the Web that later becomes Google Docs. Google introduced Google Trends, that lets you check the degree of popularity of searches over time.
Google introduces Picasa Web Albums, which lets you upload and share photos online. Google announced Google Checkout, a service that allows credit the amount of online shopping an easy and fast. Near the end of 2006 we saw the launch of Google Apps, a suite of applications designed for organizations large and small, among which include Gmail and Google Calendar.
At the beginning of 2007
Google Docs became available in twelve languages. Google Launches Apps for Business (originally known as Google Apps Premier Edition) to provide cloud computing resources to businesses. In collaboration with The Growing Connection project, planted a garden in the heart of the Googleplex. Google announced new developments aimed towards universal search. Now, in a single search result includes local results, images, books, news and movies. Street View is included for the first time in Google Maps to provide data from five U.S. cities.
Google launches the new version of Google Earth, including Street View and 12 languages. The trial period ends for Google Website Optimizer and its use is no longer restricted to AdWords. This testing tool allows site owners to test different possible combinations of content (eg images and text) to detect and generate more sales or to attract a greater number of users, among other objectives.
The launch of the Official Google Blog in which a series of entries with detailed information on the various factors that influence the search results are satisfactory. By the end of 2007 Google launches Gmail Labs. The indexing system used for processing links indicates that its content exceeds one trillion unique URLs (and the number of individual Web pages increases at a rate of several billion per day).
The start to the new year, Google released Picasa for Mac at Macworld. Oceans layers were included in the latest version of Google Earth. Google introduces Google Latitude, a feature of Google Maps for mobile and iGoogle gadget that lets users share their location with friends and to know the approximate location where you find people who have decided to share their location. Later that year Google launches Android Google Sky Map, which identifies stars, constellations and planets with the Android phone.
Google Translator Toolkit is a new set of editing tools that allows users to translate texts in other languages that can be published faster and higher quality. Google announces Google Chrome OS is developing an open source operating system and small size originally targeted at netbooks. Google announced the signing of an agreement with Twitter to include updates to this site in search results. Google adds some new features to the Google Toolbar, including the new URL Shortener application, which shortens the URLs so you can easily share (for example, goo.gl).
Nexus One is presented, which exemplifies the potential of Android in mobile devices, and a Google-hosted web store designed to facilitate the purchase of mobile phone users. It is possible to upload any files to the cloud with Google Docs, including graphics files of large RAW files and photos ZIP. In this way, users can upload files to a single main location and access them online. Google Buzz is a new tool integrated in Gmail and available for phones that allows talks on issues of interest to users (eg, photographs, videos, web pages or any other matter).
Google acquires Picnik, a site that allows users to edit their photos in the cloud without leaving your browser. Google Apps Marketplace is a new online store for the sale of integrated business applications that allows users of Google Apps to discover, deploy and easily manage cloud applications that integrate with Google Apps. Among new search functions this year includes real-time search in the archives of public tweets and the possibility of seeing talks at a specific time, and a tool called Google Follow Finder to find new users who follow.
The Earth view Google Maps allows users to explore in detail the relief and 3D images of Google Earth directly from your browser with Google Maps. During a congress Google I / O announces the launch of Google TV, embedded in Android and Chrome that allows users to access a quick and easy way to television, websites, applications, entertainment and films. Google acquires Metaweb, a company that maintains an open database of almost anything that exists in the world. Google Instant predicts users' interests and returns search results as you type to quickly obtain the desired information.