1998-Google is Founded

googleFounded in 1998, Google has become one of the most recognized technology companies in the world due to its search engine, which is used to find information on the Internet. Google’s search engine, as well as the company’s other products, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Books, and YouTube, are web browser-based software applications. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together, they own about 14 % of its shares and control 56% of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Its mission statement from the outset was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”


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