Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Creators of Google

Who are Larry Page and Sergey Brin?

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the Creators of Google. Sergey was born on August 21st, 1973, and is currently 42 years old. He is living in Los Altos, California. He was divorced to his wife Anne Wojcicki in 2015, and has 2 children. Larry was born on March 26th,1973, and is also currently 42. Larry lives in Palo Alto, California and is married to his wife Lucinda Southworth. He has 2 kids.

How did they meet?

Larry and Sergey met on the summer of 1995. Larry was 22 and Sergey was 21 when they met. Larry was visiting Stanford as a prospective PhD in computer science, and Sergey was Larry's tour guide.Their first day together, surprisingly, was spent arguing. Sergey states "We both found each other obnoxious. But we say it a little bit jokingly. Ovbiously we spent a lot of time talking to each other, so there was something there." while Larry says "I thought Sergey was pretty obnoxious. He had really strong opinions about things, and i guess i did too."
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How did google come about?

The two had originally been working on a site called "Backrub" which investigated how sites linked back to other websites. The two looked into selling their search innovations to another company. They talk with sites like Yahoo!, Infoseek, Lycos, and AltaVista. They entered negotiations with Excite as well, but in the end they stated "The offers weren't for much money so we continued their work at Stanford." Before they came up with the name Google, they debated calling the website "BackRub" or "The Whatbox.". They got the inspiration for the name "Google" from the work googol, which is the number infinity, with a hundred zeros. Larry Page deemed the word Google "Easy to type and memorable" and with that, was born in 1997.

Interesting facts

1. The reason the Google home page is so empty is because the founders didn't know HTML and wanted a quick interface. They did not even include the submit button for a while, and hitting the return was the only way to enter your search.

2. Google uses about 20 petabytes of user-generated energy each day

3. Facebook users spend the most minutes on the internet with over 250 billion minutes in may 2011. Microsoft and google came in second and third with 204 billion and 200 minutes.

4. Google became the worlds largest search engine in June of 2000.

5. the Oxford Dictionary added google as a verb on June of 2006.

6. Google uses over 1 million computers for its operation and handles over 1 billion search requests- PER DAY!

7. A Google employee is called a "Googler" while a new employee is called a "Noogler"