Google is a search engine for documents on the World Wide Web, launched in 1997 by two Ph.D. students at Stanford University, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin. Page and Brin had worked for two years on an advanced method for finding information on the Internet. Quickly ousted AltaVista and it became the world’s most popular search engine. Users were satisfied with the results and the presentation:. A quiet page, without the garish ads that were seen in many other search engines.
The name is a variant of the number “googol,” the term for 1 followed by one hundred zeros. The term reflects the company’s mission to make all information accessible and useful to the world. Larry Page was fascinated by mathematics and ‘Googol’.