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Timeline: Google’s Trek From Startup To Tech Titan

21 January, 2011

Google Inc said co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt in April as chief executive of the world’s No. 1 search engine company.

 
Here are some milestones in Google’s history:
 
1995 – Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford University.
 
1998 – Google files for incorporation in California on September 4.
 
1999 – Google’s first press release announces a $25 million round of investment from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins.
 
2000 – Google launches keyword advertising sales system AdWords with 350 customers.
 
2001 – Schmidt is named chief executive and chairman of the board of directors.
 
2004 – Initial public offering of roughly 19.6 million shares at an opening price of $85 per share.
 
2006 – Google buys online video service YouTube.
 
2007 – Google tops $700 per share.
 
2008 – Indexing system for processing links indicates Google searches 1 trillion unique URLs.
 
2010 – First Google Super Bowl ad.
 
2011 – Page becomes CEO, Schmidt stays as executive chairman

 


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