The name Googol was founded by a gentleman named Milton Sirotta. Mr. Sirotta was the nephew of an American mathematician named Edward Kasner (Google, 2004, 1) The company name Google was created in reference to the actual number googol which is represented by a number followed by 100 zeroes. The meaning behind the company's name was to reflect the companies mission to organize immense amounts of information available on the web(Google, 1). In 1995 Google was created by two young men, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Mr. Page and Mr. Brin met while attending Stanford University as graduate students (Google, 1). Google lure has it that Mr. Page and Mr. Brin argued all the time about everything, but seemingly found that they had similar motives with respect to the information age and the Internet. As you will discover they went on to create the single largest search engine in the world. Today Google performs over 5 billion Internet searches a day and as a result of paid advertising and various pay forums generates revenues in excess of 3 billion dollars.
In overview google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful (Google.com, 2004, 1). Since its creation in 1995, Google has since evolved not only into the worlds largest Internet search engine, but is also one of the Internets largest advertisers.
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and Trends (SWOTT)
Google's strengths are many, and they are getting stronger with each passing day. Competition from Yahoo and Microsoft in many ways, keeps the trio at Google on their toes and thinking of ways to improve an already invincible machine. In the past year alone so much has taken place with the company going public, its unique management structure, the acquisition of blogger.com, the introduction of Gmail, local and mobile searches, a Marconi award, and on and on it goes. Eric Schmidt has made it very clear that the status quo...