Google started in Jan 1996, as a university project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin at the time they were both PhD students at Stanford University (California). Company was first based in a garage in Menlo Park, California. first employee of the company was Susan Wojcicki a fellow PhD student at Stanford, who happens to be the owner of the earlier mentioned garage.
Google search engine was nicknamed “BackRub”, since they used the number of back-links to a particular site when they give ranks for keywords.
The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997.
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