Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D students from Stanford university. Larry Page is the cofounder of Google and the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm. Sergey Brin, originally from Russia, is the cofounder of Google and inventor of a data mining system that, combined with Pages’ algorithm created a powerful search engine.
They co-authored “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine” together and built their first search engine that would bring all of the world’s knowledge together. They put their studies on hold to start Google out of a rented garage. Google was incorporated in September of 1998 and is now an American multinational corporation that has experienced rapid growth. Brin and Page have been named as one of the top 100 innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review TR100 and given Honorary MBA’s from IE Business School for embodying the spirit of entrepreneurship.
There products, to name a few , include their search engine, cloud computing, software, email, office suite Google Drive, social networking Google +,Operating system Chrome OS, their netbook Chromebook, communications software, and augmented reality technology Google Glass. Google’s search engine is a starting point for students. With increasing usage of their office suite, Google Drive, and the growing popularity of Chomebooks in schools, not to mentions Google Apps for Education, Google is poised to revolutionize K-12 education in a way we have been expecting since the invention of the internet.
It is amazing what two great minds and a vision can accomplish. I believe these two embody the term ‘innovator’. Page and Brin’s talents and combination of inventor and entrepreneur, continue to find new horizons and investors willing to explore with them. Their team continues to push the limits and look for new areas to expand into. With over 40,000 in staff, or ‘Googlers’ as they like to call them, they are inspiring new and creative ways to push the boundaries of technology.