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During the electronic revolution, Google emerged as the most essential search engine almost overnight. If there’s anyone on the face of this planet who hasn’t heard of Google, I think it must be a relic from the Stone Age.

The book, The Google Story, is about the birth and coming of age of this marvel of company. Its founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, met at Stanford in 1995. Despite previous differences between them, they connected well because they shared a brilliant but goofy vision and character. Sergey, the first-generation Russian-American and mathematical genius, is the son of Michael Brin, a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, and Eugenia Brin, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Larry’s father, Carl Victor Page, was a computer engineer and introduced his sons to the world of computers early on. Although Larry’s mother was Jewish, Larry knew more about computers than he did about Judaism.

During 1996, Larry and Sergey teamed up to analyze web links as an investigation into a PH. D. thesis. Since this work took longer than anticipated, Larry came up with the theory of counting the number of links to a website that could be a way to rank the popularity of that website. Later, they applied Page Rank to the Internet. In early 1997, a primitive search engine called BackRub was developed. During the fall of 1997, BackRub got a new name, Google, derived from googol, a mathematical term, which means a number equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and is expressed as 10 to the hundredth power.

After its inception, Google’s development as a company reminds me of any small cottage industry that can grow steeply by leaps and bounds to take over its industrial sector. If Thomas Edison is called the genius of Menlo Park, Sergey and Larry can also be called genius-wizards of Menlo Park, because like Edison, they rented a large house in Menlo Park from which to continue the expansion of their company. Menlo Park became the nest from which Google, the research project, became Google.com.

One brilliant idea that led Google to its current success was the idealism of its founders. During the heyday of dot-com companies, Sergey and Larry preferred to keep the company private for as long as possible because they wanted to build the best search engine; the money they could earn by going public was not that important.

Still, the company needed cash to expand, especially after moving to the company’s new headquarters in Palo Alto, and in June 1999, Sergey Brin and Larry Page announced that two venture capital companies, Kleiner Perkins and Sequioa Capital , had agreed to invest $ 25 million in Google with their managers Doerr and Moritz joining Google’s board of directors. With this announcement, the Google revolution began to take root.

Not everything was without a technical problem. For example, in 2004, legal action took place against a British company Booble.com, imitating Google but with sexual content. Then when Google finally went public, it attracted a trademark lawsuit from Geico.

As such, the authors continue to tell many stories about the company and even its chef preparing food for the staff.

At the end of the book, Brin suggests improving the brain by plugging in a version of Google. Without a doubt, that will be the next wonderful surprise that Google can offer its users.

Google Story is hardcover with 326 pages. At the front of the book, a content page showing its 26 chapters is followed by an introduction, and at the end of the book are appendices such as Google Search Tips, the Google Labs Proficiency Test, and the financial command from Google, plus a note. on sources, acknowledgments, photo credits and index. A few black and white photos in the middle of the book add to your enjoyment, as well as the variety of anecdotes it contains. This book is also available as a summary audio CD, a downloadable summary audiobook, and a commercial paperback.

The book writers David A. Vise and Mark Malseed are reporters. David A.Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post, won the Pulitzer Prize and is the author of three books, one of which is a best-seller “The Bureau and the Mole.” Mark Malseed is a contributing reporter for the Boston Herald and the Washington Post and has done valuable research for two of Bob Woodard’s books.

For me, this was an enjoyable read with story after story. Although the information it contains has been in the media before, seeing it in one piece was a pleasure.

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