Who Invented Google? Google's Phone Number?: Google Inc. Quick Facts 

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008 in Google, Resources | 8 comments

Who invented and started the search engine Google? Who is the creator of Google?

Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Larry was born in Lansing, Michigan and Sergey in Moscow, Soviet Union both in 1973. Larry and Sergey first met at Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions located in Palo Alto, California. A recent University of Michigan graduate, Larry 24 years old at the time, was considering attending Stanford for graduate school. While attending a Stanford student orientation, Larry was hosted by Sergey, a volunteer, to tour the campus.

When did Google become a company? What year was Google created?

The initial concept for what was to become Google was conceived as a research project by Larry Page, a Ph.D. student at Stanford, in January of 1996. Soon after forming their new friendship while at the Stanford computer science school, Sergey joined Larry to begin working together on the research project, a search engine nicknamed “BackRub”.

The google.com domain name was registered in September of 1997. Google Inc. was formally incorporated by Page and Brin almost exactly one year later in 1998. Their first office was located in a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California.

What is Google named after? Where did the name Google come from?

Nearly a year after beginning their collaboration on the “Back Rub” search engine, Larry and Sergey decided it needed a new name. Having strong mathematical and science backgrounds, they eventually brainstormed on terms from these fields and came up with the word “googol”. A mathematical term, a googol is 10 to the 100th power, or the numeral 1 followed by one hundred zeros. The name Google is simply a play on words of the term “googol”. Larry and Sergey chose this word to illustrate their goal to create a search engine capable of organizing a seemingly never-ending amount of information on the internet.

What do the letters in Google stand for? Why is it called Google?

The letters don’t actually stand for anything specific. Google is just a misspelling of the word ‘googol”.

Who owns Google, Inc?

Google is publically traded company on the NASDAQ, Google Inc. (GOOG:NASDAQ). As of January 2009, most of Google, Inc’s owners are institutions such as brokerages, mutual funds, and other financial services companies. Even though Larry Page and Sergey Brin are individually both billionaires appearing on the list of top 20 wealthiest Americans, they aren’t majority owners of Google, Inc.

Contact Google via telephone

Contacting Google by phone is not recommended and they’ve purposely made it difficult to locate Google’s customer services numbers. The best method to contact Google is via email as they usually will get back to you quite quickly. If you do however have a question that needs immediate attention, you can try contacting them at Google’s main phone number. Google’s phone number, fax number and corporate address is :

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: (650) 253-0000
Fax: (650)253-0001

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