The Google Story

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

Larry Page and Sergi Brin, the co-founders of Google realised that computing’s biggest challenge was retrieving relevant information from the massive set of data. They realised that there is a big opportunity in resolving this problem. Both Larry and Sergi met as Stanford university graduates. Following a path that would become a key tenet of the Google way, they bought a terabyte of disks at bargain prices and built their own computer in Larry's dorm room, which became Google's first data centre.
Google is now widely recognised as the world's largest search engine - an easy-to-use free service that usually returns relevant results in a fraction of a second. Google's utility and ease of use have made it one of the world's best known brands almost entirely through word of mouth from satisfied users. It has approximately 2.5 billion queries every day.
As a business, Google generates revenue by providing advertisers with the opportunity to deliver measurable, cost-effective online advertising that is relevant to the information displayed on any given page.(source )