Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google is a multinational organization and employs people worldwide, in countries like China, India, Japan, Canada, México, and United States just to name a few.
Google began in January 1996, as a research project by Larry Page, and was later joined by Sergey Brin, when they were both Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. They hypothesized that a search engine that analyzed the relationships between websites would produce better ranking of results than existing techniques, which ranked results according to the number of times the search term appeared on a page. Their search engine was originally nicknamed "BackRub" because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site.
Convinced that the pages with the most links to them from other highly relevant web pages must be the most relevant pages associated with the search, Page and Brin tested their thesis as part of their studies, and laid the foundation for their search engine. Originally, the search engine used the Stanford University website with the domain google.stanford.edu. The domain google.com was registered on 15 September 1997.
The company was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. The total initial investment raised for the new company amounted to almost $1.1 million. The initial public offering took place on August 19, 2004, raising $1.67 billion, and making it worth $23 billion. Google has continued its growth through a series of new product developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. Environmentalism, philanthropy and positive employee relations have been important tenets during the growth of Google, the latter resulting in being identified multiple times as Fortune Magazine's #1 Best Place to Work. (http://www.google.com/corporate)
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