In 1995, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University. In 1996, they had built a search engine (initially called BackRub) that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. Larry and Sergey named the search engine they built “Google,” a play on the word “googol,” the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Google Inc. was born in 1998, when Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim wrote a check for $100,000 to that entity—which until then didn’t exist.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google Inc. has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, they’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.
Company Headquarters Information:
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
Office Phone: 1-650-253-0000
Google Inc. website address: www.google.com