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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.

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Here are some milestones in Google's history:

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1995 - Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford University.

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1998 - Google files for incorporation in California on September 4.

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1999 - Google's first press release announces a $25 million round of investment from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins.

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2000 - Google launches keyword advertising sales system AdWords with 350 customers.

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2001 - Schmidt is named chief executive and chairman of the board of directors.

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2004 - Initial public offering of roughly 19.6 million shares at an opening price of $85 per share.

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2006 - Google buys online video service YouTube.

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2007 - Google tops $700 per share.

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2008 - Indexing system for processing links indicates Google searches 1 trillion unique URLs.

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2010 - First Google Super Bowl ad.

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2011 - Page becomes CEO, Schmidt stays as executive chairman

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