September 27, 1998 Google makes its first appearance on the Internet.

On this day (September 27), 1998, Google makes its first appearance on the Internet.
Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both doctoral students at Stanford University in California.
Page and Brin originally dubbed the new search engine "BackRub" because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.
Finally, they changed the name to Google; the search engine's name was a pun on the word "googol", the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was chosen to indicate that the search engine was intended to provide large amounts of information.
The domain name registered on September 15, 1997 and the The company was incorporated on September 4, 1998. It was headquartered in the garage of Susan Wojcicki in Menlo Park, California . Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee.
In March 1999, the company moved its offices to Palo Alto, California, which home to several major Silicon Valley technology startups. The following year, Google began selling ads associated with search keywords against Page and Brin's initial opposition to an ad-supported search engine.


Search Engine

Google indexes billions of web pages to allow users to search for the information they want through the use of keywords and operators .


Google generates most of its revenue from advertising.

Consumer Service

Web services (Gmail), Software (android), Hardware, business services and Internet services

As a curiosity to mention that a report from July 2016 said that Google at that time had 2.5 million servers

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- do you know how to repair the sink?
- ask Google
- Is Google a friend of yours?
- no, Google is a search engine
- like a puppy?
- no, an internet web page
- Internet?
- That thing you do with the computer
- oh...And what do I have to do?
- go to the Google page and ask
- Google, do you know how to fix the sink?
- but you have to write it
- where?
- on the computer
- ok...
- but within Google
- and how do I get into Google?
- ugh... this is getting complicated...

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