“Inside the Mind of Google”
The world’s most powerful Technology Company was co-founded by two Stanford University graduates in 1998. Both Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Google guys, met while studying at Stanford University as PhD candidates. From the beginning Google’s mission statement was, “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google currently runs over one million servers and processes one billion search requests of user generated data every day. One of the most noticeable traits of Google is its rapid growth in recent years, which has triggered numerous acquisitions and partnerships that go beyond its search engine. Google offers online productivity software, social networking tools, web browser, photo organization and editing, and instant messaging applications.. Not only has Google managed to be a very successful company it has also managed to come on top as one of the best companies to work for. Google year after year comes in as one of the top 5 companies to work for on Fortune’s list of top 100 companies to work for. With perks like free food, free massages, free laundry service, and always-casual attire who wouldn’t want to work for Google? Google also leads the development of the Android mobile phone operating system and is currently one of the most visited sites in the world making it one of the most successful businesses of our time.
Google’s greatest creation is its Internet search engine. In 2008 it is estimated that Google earned more than $4 billion in profits and more than 95% of that profit was tied to its advertising coming from its search engine. Google’s search engine was able to revolutionize the way an Internet search engine gave results to a particular search that was conducted. A basic search engine would stack results based on the amount of times your search term appears on each site. On the other hand, Google stacks its results based on its relevance and importance to that...
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