Google is a decade-old, and growing
When Larry Page and Sergy Brin, two geek graduates of Stanford University, started a search engine called BackRub, they had no idea it would go on to become the world's biggest search engine.
When Larry Page and Sergy Brin, two geek graduates of Stanford University, started a search engine called BackRub, they had no idea it would go on to become Google, the world's biggest search engine, and would land them in Forbe's richest peoples' list.
And now the search engine has completed 10 years of reigning supreme in the virtual world of Internet. On Sep 7 1998, Page and Brin erased the phrase 'lack of information' forever for anyone who owns a computer and an Internet connection.
Ranked number one in India and the US as the most visited website and settling for the second spot globally right after Yahoo!, Google has rushed towards its success considering the company is just a baby with only 10 years of experience to boast about.
But it makes up for it more than enough in its revenue sector. Only last year Google reportedly earned $16.5 billions.
From only 10,000 search requests in 1998, it is said that Google handles 235 million searches in a normal day in 2008. But this is one query on which there is 'no information' on Google.
Only last week, Google decided to extend its tentacles and launched a brand new web browser, Chrome, which is causing ripples across the net community already.
For some, Google has become synonymous with any Internet search or query. And as for students, who trust nothing except Google to complete their assignments, it is like a second teacher.
'The best thing about Google is that it is fast and easy. It sorts out things in the order you want them and makes searching for advanced topics very simple. Plus for students like me, who need complex diagrams, Google's image search option is really helpful,' says Jyoti, a zoology student of Delhi University's Hans Raj College.
And if you are still in doubt, just 'Google' it.