Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford Ph.D. candidates who developed a technologically advanced method for finding information on the Internet, its most famous product is a hybridsearch engine that ranks the popularity of results that match your keyword search. It has an index of billions of Web pages. Google focuses primarily on delivering the best search experience on the Web, by providing a search site and by licensing its search technology to commercial sites. Ultimately, Web sites are now allowed to freely using Google technology on their own sites, such as Google Local and Google Maps.
Like many great Internet terms, Google has morphed into many usages, including:
"Did you Google him" - meaning did you run a search on a potential blind date, for example, to find out more about him;
"I got Goog'ed" - meaning someone ran a search on you to find out more about you;
"Have you Googled it" - meaning have you run a search on a product or item;
"Google it" - meaning run a search on it.
However, using its name as a verb may impinge on trademark violations. The company believes that it's important to make the distinction between using the word Google to describe using Google to search the Internet, and using the word Google to describe searching the Internet. Film at 11.
Google the company has grown to enter different industries, such as telecommunications, and Google the Web site has extended to offer many extra features, click here to see a full list. For example, Deja News, now known as "Google Groups" following its acquisition by Google, is a database front-end for searching the Usenet newsgroups, which form the largest information utility in existence. Known simply as the search engine for the newsgroups, it provides users with complete access to Usenet data since 1995.The Google Groups link below offers the complete 20-year Usenet Archive with over 700 million messages.
Historical perspective: Google became so popular that a couple in Sweden named their baby boy after Google. Oliver Google Kai was born on September 12, 2005 in Kalmar, Sweden. In 2013, Wired reported that Google accounts for around 25 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in North America - more than Facebook, Netflix, and Instagram combined.