Google’s History Timeline

1955 — Eric Emerson Schmidt was born on April 27 in Washington, D.C.

1973 — Lawrence Edward Page was born on March 26 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sergey Mikhailovich Brin was born on August 21 in Moscow, Russia.

1979 — The Brin family, which included young Sergey, his parents and grandmother, arrived in the United States on October 25.

1995 — Larry Page and Sergey Brin met when Brin guided a tour of San Francisco for prospective new Stanford graduate students.

1996 — Page and Brin collaborated on Page’s Back Rub search engine. The first version of Google is released in August on the Stanford Web. The address: A little over a year later, the search engine left Stanford servers because it took up too much bandwidth.

1997 — was registered as a domain name. The young inventors tried to sell Google through the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). After unsuccessfully pitching the search engine to all likely buyers, they gave up the idea of selling.

1998 — Google was getting more than 10,000 queries a day. Andy Bechtolsheim, a founder of Sun Microsystems, watched the demo for Google and immediately wrote a $ 100,000 check to get the company started. Google became an official corporation on September 7. A few weeks after incorporation, Craig Silverstein became Google’s first employee. PC magazine recognized Google as the search engine of choice and one of the Top 100 Web Sites for 1998.

1999 — After several months of operating out of a rented bedroom and garage, Google opened its first Palo Alto office. Later in the year, the company moved to Bayshore Drive in nearby Mountain View.Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in partnership with Sequoia Capital, provided Google with additional venture capital of $ 25 million. Brin and Page finally dropped out of the Stanford graduate studies program. Omid Kordestani, the company ’ s twelfth employee and its first nonengineer, joined Google as head of global sales. Kordestani is credited with creating the advertising model that led to Google’s early and continuing financial glory. Charlie Ayers, who once cooked for the Grateful Dead, joined Google as its chef. Continue reading “Google’s History Timeline”