Google At 23: The story of the Alphabet company in 23 paragraphs

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By Rasheed Sobowale

Google is not a company that needs an introduction, not even to the English dictionary as it is now part of the recognised words. Google according to Oxford Learners Dictionary means “to type words into the search engine Google™ in order to find information about somebody/something”. This however is not all the company, now known as Alphabet Inc. is for.

Below, you have it all in 23 paragraphs.

The start

1. Google was created by two Computer Science PhD students of Stanford University. Their names are: Sergey Brin (Born: August 13, 1973) and Larry Page (Born: December 12, 1972). According to Page, “we didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do” at the time they started the company. Google is headquartered in Mountain View, California but started its journey at the Stanford University campus.

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2. The original name of Google is a mathematical term and it is spelt g-o-o-g-o-l. It is equivalent to ten raised to…



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