Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California. The project initially involved an unofficial “third founder”, Scott Hassan, the original lead programmer who wrote much of the code for the original Google Search engine, but he left before Google was officially founded as a company. Page and Brin originally nicknamed the new search engine “BackRub”, because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.
Eventually, they changed the name to Google; the name of the search engine originated from a misspelling of the word “googol”, the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information. The domain name www.google.com was registered on September 15, 1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998.
In April 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google announced several cost-cutting measures. Such measures included slowing down hiring for the remainder of 2020, except for a small number of strategic areas, recalibrating the focus and pace of investments in areas like data centers and machines, and non-business essential marketing and travel.
All of us, even unknowingly, have at least once opened Google from a mobile phone or a computer, even if only to carry out a small search. I felt it was only right to learn about the history of this great communications giant, one of the most important companies in the world, which has undoubtedly facilitated and above all improved everyone’s lives. In this pandemic period, the world of education has benefited from its services and advantages, allowing it to continue doing its daily work through dedicated platforms.