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The incredible world of Google

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Today in Intro to Media class we are going to talk about the ever-influential Google.

Beginnings of Google

  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded the company when they were students at Stanford University
  • Began as a research project in 1996
  • Incorporated as a private company in 1998
  • Went public in 2004
  • Based in Mountain View, Calif., home to the so-called “Googleplex.”
  • Fortune magazine has rated Google the No. 1 place to work
  • Google is the misspelling of the word googol, the number 1 followed by 100 zeros
  • The folks at Google even have a sense of humor. Need proof? Search for anagram.

Note: Sources for this page include “What would Google do?” by Jeff Jarvis and “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It” by Ken Auletta.

Google sells itself

  • Among the fastest growing companies in the world
  • Google operates 70 offices in more than 40 countries
  • Didn’t need a marketing campaign
  • Only company as visible is probably Coca-Cola
Locations of Google offices.

Locations of Google offices.

Google’s goal: To change the world

  • Google, some experts say, has changed the fundamental architecture of society and industry
  • Google encroaches on every media industry
  • Google acts without asking for permission Continue reading
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Exploring Google

fire2Today in Intro to Media class we are going to talk about the ever-influential Google. These photos are from a mock drill featuring firefighters using Google Glass to help rescue victims of the fire. See video here.
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Beginnings of Google

  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded the company when they were students at Stanford University
  • Began as a research project in 1996
  • Incorporated as a private company in 1998
  • Went public in 2004
  • Based in Mountain View, Calif., home to the so-called “Googleplex.”
  • Fortune magazine has rated Google the No. 1 place to work
  • Google is the misspelling of the word googol, the number 1 followed by 100 zeros
  • The folks at Google even have a sense of humor. Need proof? Search for anagram.

Note: Sources for this page include “What would Google do?” by Jeff Jarvis and “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It” by Ken Auletta.

Google sells itself

  • Among the fastest growing companies in the world
  • Google operates 70 offices in more than 40 countries
  • Didn’t need a marketing campaign
  • Only company as visible is probably Coca-Cola

Google’s goal: To change the world

  • Google, some experts say, has changed the fundamental architecture of society and industry
  • Google encroaches on every media industry
  • Google acts without asking for permission Continue reading