Silicon Valley: History of Google

By Chelsie Park

Google is one of the most widely known companies in the world. Since its creation, Google has steadily taken over the internet as the world’s number one search engine. Google currently holds 89 percent of the search engine market share, with its many other services including email, chat, hardware, music and more.

This multibillion dollar company began as a research project in the Stanford University dorms of Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998. They created a processor that used backlinks to locate specific data from the mass of information on the internet, which was much more efficient than methods at the time.

Google’s headquarters, Googleplex, is located in Mountain View and was purchased by the company in 2006. The Googleplex campus sprawls over a large area of land, including a park. Google is ranked the number one company to work for by Business Insider and is  famous for its brightly colored and playground-like interior. Not only does Google offer gourmet meals, employees can enjoy yoga classes, massages, fitness rooms and company bikes.

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