Google is a technology company which specialises in services related to the internet. It was established by Sergey Brin and Larry Page and incorporated as a privately held company on September 4th 1998. At the time they founded Google, Brin and Page were both Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. Google originated from the word googol which is the number one followed by a hundred zeros.
While studying for their PhD Brin and Page created a search engine as part of a research project in 1996. After some time the search engine was connected to the Stanford University broadband. It became popular and eventually had over 10,000 searches per day.
Brin and Page established their new company, Google, in 1998. It is now the most popular search engine in the world and receives millions of search requests per day. Google is a multinational company employing thousands of people in forty countries around the world. It has around 5,000 employees at its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Google internet search engine claims it had its birthday in the year 1998 On This Day.