Timesofummah.com – The internet is one proof of technological advances that exist today. With the internet, we will easily find various kinds of information, ranging from domestic information and foreign information. The easier it is to get information, the insights we have will increase rapidly. Insight can be regarded as one of the things that can broaden our point of view in seeing or understanding something. Therefore, at this time, adding insight for yourself is quite important.
Basically, the information obtained from the internet can be anything, from articles, journals, videos, pictures, and so on. What’s more, information can also be obtained from online news. In fact, technology that is increasingly developing makes it easier for us to get information via cell phones or cellphones. In short, current mobile phones can use the internet, whether it comes from Wi-Fi or a provider card, so they can find information faster. So, have you been looking for information to add insight from your cellphone?
When looking for information at home or abroad, we usually use a search engine that has been used by many people. In this case, the search engine in question is the Google search engine. Google is very easy to use in finding sources of information because we only type in the keywords or keywords we want to find. Moreover, the Google search engine can be used on various electronic devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, computers, and others. Therefore, we should not be surprised when someone says, “just search on Google”.
It turns out that Google is not only an information search engine that can function using electronic devices that have internet, but can also be in the form of devices that can facilitate our work, such as Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, to email. All devices that come from Google are very friendly to use and can be used anytime and anywhere. It is possible, if you are one of the users of Google devices.
Google itself doesn’t just exist right away, but there are two people who made it. Want to know who made Google and a brief history of the emergence of Google? Find the answer in this article, happy reading.
A Brief History of Google
With Google, it can be said that various sources of knowledge are very easy to access because with Google we can search for anything, from pictures, videos, news, to events in the world. Therefore, Google can be regarded as one of the media that is quite important for lovers of “virtual world”. To find sources of knowledge through Google is quite easy because you only write what you want to look for in the Google search field. After writing down what you want to look for in the search field, Google can immediately provide the answer.
The emergence of Google for the first time stems from two students who are studying at Stanford University, California, United States who want to develop an information search engine in the “cyber world”. Then, the two students used a website from Stanford University, namely Google.stanford.edu. The search engine they have found, then named BackRub. From the results of the search engine development that they have done, they also realize that in making a search engine in the “virtual world” requires a website.
After realizing the importance of a website to run a search engine, they created a website domain, namely Google.stanford.edu. The domain name, until finally changed to Google.com. The search engine that had been invented by Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin finally turned into a company on September 15, 1997 and the company name was given the name Googele Inc.
According to some historical records, Google was created from a garage in Menlo Park, California, United States. The search engine design continued to be developed, until in the end Google got an official patent that had been set by Stanford University. The company Google Inc. which continues to develop, finally builds and develops its company in Mountain View, California, United States.
Basically the term Google itself is a term that comes from the wrong word “gogol”. The word error resulted in the name “Google” which is already known by many people to this day. “Gogol” is a term in mathematics created by a scientist named Milton Sirota, which refers to the number one, then followed by a hundred zeros.
The reason the name “Gogol” wanted to be used in the search engine that was invented by Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin was a reflection of the company he had created. They hope that the search engine company they have created is able to manage various kinds of information in cyberspace. Google officially got the patent in 2001 with Lawrence Edward Page as the inventor.
In 2004, Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin received an award from the Marconi Foundation for their successful discovery and development of the Google search engine. Not only that, they both also received another award in 2005. The award was obtained from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Although Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin have invented and developed the Google search engine and have founded the company Google Inc., at this time, they are both no longer at Google. In other words, the company Google Inc. was no longer held by Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin and the leadership of Google Inc. was handed over to Sundar Pichai.
Thanks to the two inventors of Google, it is easier for us to find various kinds of information in the “virtual world”. Therefore, we can find and know various kinds of events abroad easily. In short, Google is a search engine in the “cyber world” which is quite popular today.
As previously explained, the founders of Google were two Stanford University students named Lawrence Edward Page and Sergey Brin. Below will be explained in more detail about the brief biographies of the two Google inventors
1. Lawrence Edward Page
Lawrence Edward Page or better known as Larry Page was born on March 26, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan. He has a father named Carl Victor Page and a mother named Gloria. Larry Page is someone who graduated from East Lansing High School. Then, he continued his studies by taking computer engineering at the University of Michigan and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Not only that, Larry Page also continued his education to get a Master’s degree at Stanford University.
Larry Page’s father, Carl Victor Page, was one of the people who played a role in the development of computer science and artificial intelligence. In addition, his father also started teaching, lecturer at Michigan State University in 1967. Meanwhile, his mother also became an instructor and gave Computer Programming lessons at Lyman Briggs College of Michigan State University.
Apparently, the background of his parents made Larry Page have more ability in the field of computer technology. His interest in technology, especially computers, was evident when Larry Page was 6 years old. In fact, thanks to his abilities, when he was still in elementary school, Larry Page had successfully completed the task of word processing software.
His interest in computers made Larry Page continue his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and major in Computer Engineering. Then, he also continued his education with a major in Computer Science at Stanford University.
Larry Page started having the idea of creating a search engine in the “virtual world” when he planned to create a theme accompanied by a PhD at Stanford University. He really wanted to do research on the link structure that exists on the World Wide Web (WWW).
At that time, so that the research carried out was successful, Larry Page was assisted by his friend, Sergey Brin. From the meeting at Stanford University, they began to develop a Google search engine project using a page (web) from Stanford University, then the project they did was named BackRub. After doing research, then they both get the results in the form of a website that has the highest number of backlinks when compared to other websites, then this site is the most suitable site in the search engine. Therefore, from the results of these studies they both launched the Google search engine.
Seeing the results of his research that continues to grow, Larry Page decided to quit his doctorate at Stanford University. In other words, Larry Page prefers to drop out of Stanford University. This he did in order to develop a search engine that had been discovered and developed with Sergey Brin.
Larry Page married his girlfriend Lucinda Southworth in 2007. The wedding was held on Necker Island, the Caribbean Islands. His wife is a researcher with a PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. From their marriage, they both have two children. The first child was born in 2009 and the second child was born in 2011.
2. Sergey Brin
The inventor and developer of the next Google search engine is Sergey Brin who was born in Moscow, Russia on August 21, 1973. Although he was born in Russia, but he and his family migrated to the United States. They migrated when Sergey Brin was 6 years old. His childhood life was almost spent in Adelphi, Maryland. Sergey Brin’s full name is Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin and his father’s name is Michael Brin. Sergey Brin’s father was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.
Sergey Brin attended Eleanor Roosevelt’s high school education and graduated in 1990. After graduating from high school, he continued his studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Thanks to his abilities, he managed to complete his studies in just three years, and he even received the highest honors in the fields of computer science and mathematics.
Sergey Brin continued his studies again with the help of a scholarship from the National Science Foundation and he chose Stanford University as a place to continue his studies. Sergey Brin has the ability to create software that functions to translate documents from Text to HTML. In fact, he is also diligent in writing articles on data addition and pattern extraction, then each of these articles he publishes in academic journals.
Sergey Brin started to develop the Google search engine, when he met Larry Page at the same university, namely Stanford University. The search engine they created was originally called BackRub which can be run using the web from its campus, Stanford University. The search engine or search engine that they created is growing, so they are looking for a suitable name for their search engine.
After listening to suggestions from friends, Sergey Brin and Larry Page finally gave the name of the search engine they created with the name Googol. However, after registering the search engine his findings, it turns out that Larry Page gave the wrong name, not Googol, but Google. From there, the name of the Google search engine is known by many people to this day.
Sergey Brin married Anne Wojcicki in 2003. Anne Wojcicki is the founder of 23andMe. However, their marriage failed and they decided to separate in 2015. Three years after separating from Anne Wojcicki, Sergey Brin remarried his girlfriend, Nicole Shanahan. Nicole Shanahan is a businessman as well as a lawyer and their marriage is blessed with one daughter.
Along with the times, the company Google Inc. not only focuses its business on search engines, but also develops the company through the products it makes. Here are some Google products that are widely used by many people.
This Google product in the form of gmail is a Google product in the form of email or electronic mail. Currently, many have used this product because it is very effective and efficient in sending important data. What’s more, this gmail can be connected to various kinds of electronic devices, such as cellphones, laptops, and computers.
2. Google Drive
The next Google product is Google Drive or better known to many as a software or application for storing various types of files, such as files, images, and videos. Usually Google Drive is used by workers to make their work easier. However, some students also use this application mainly to save coursework.
3. Google Browser
Who is not familiar with Google Browser, a product from Google that functions to search for various kinds of information in the “virtual world”. This Google product is usually already in the electronic devices that we use, from cellphones to laptops.
4. Google Maps
Get lost while traveling long distances? Don’t worry you can use Google products, namely Google Maps. This Google product functions as a guide to an area, so that we don’t get lost and can reach our destination. Usually this Google product is used by online motorcycle taxi drivers in finding customer places.
5. Google Photos
Google Photos is a Google product that functions as a medium for storing photos and videos. In fact, this product can also function to edit photos that you have.
6. Google Docs
This Google product is practically the same as Microsoft Word which we often use when typing an article. When using Google Docs products, the tasks we do will be saved automatically, so we don’t have to worry about the files being lost.
Who is not familiar with the Youtube application, from children to adults, surely know this application. The YouTube application is a product of Google, so when you open YouTube, you will usually be directly connected to Gmail.
Those are some Google products that are often used by many people today, are you one of the users of Google products?