Carl pursued a PH.D. 8 years before his son, Larry, was born. He earned the PH.D. at MSU, the first college his son went to.
Larry is Born
His birth was eight years after his father got a PH.D. in computer science. That led Larry to have an obsession with computers too! Larry made a working inkjet printer when he was a child- out of LEGO bricks.
Solar Car Team
1993 - 1995
Larry was in the solar car team in his years of MSU(Michigan State University). He had to quit to go to Stanford, where he would meet his new partner, Sergey Brin.
Stanford with Sergey
07/14/1995 - 07/15/1995
Larry and Sergey meet at Stanford University, while Larry is thinking about going. Sergey was assigned to guide him around the school. They disagree about almost everything during this first meeting.
1996 - September 3, 1998
Larry and Sergey, now best friend grad students, invented BackRub, a search engine that almost always gave you the best, and most relevant results.
Larry's dad, Carl, dies. Even Sergey can't cheer Larry up.
1997 - 2013
Larry and Sergey decide that the BackRub search engine needs a new name. After some brainstorming, they go with Google—a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.
Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim writes a check for $100,000 to an entity that doesn’t exist yet: a company called Google Inc.
September, 1998 - February, 1999
Google sets up workspace in Susan Wojcicki’s garage at 232 Santa Margarita, Menlo Park
Yoshka, the Google Dog
April, 1999 - 2002
Yoshka, Google's first 'company dog comes to work with the vice president.
Charlie the Chef
November, 1999 - 2013
Charlie Ayers joins as Google’s first chef. He wins the job in a cook-off judged by the company’s 40 employees. Previous claim to fame: catering for the Grateful Dead.
04/01/2000 - 2013
Google's first hoax is formed as an april fools joke, the MentalPlex.
10 new languages
05/16/2000 - 2013
Google is now able to function in French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, and Danish.
June, 2000 - 2013
We forge a partnership with Yahoo! to become their default search provider.
October, 2000 - 2013
Google AdWords launches with 350 customers. The self-service ad program promises online activation with a credit card, keyword targeting and performance feedback.
December, 2000 - 2013
Google Toolbar comes out, so you don't need to type google in the URL box.
Live Long and Prosper
February, 2002 - 2013
Something that should have been another hoax, Klingon is added to the long line of searching languages.
April 1, 2002 - 2013
For April Fools’ Day, Google announces that pigeons power our search results.
January, 2003 - 2004
The word Google is voted the most useful word of 2002.
April 1, 2004 - 2013
For April Fools’ we announce plans to open the Googlunaplex, a new research facility on the Moon.
October, 2004 - 2013
Google acquires Keyhole, which leads to the invention of Google Earth.
April 1, 2005 - 2013
A lesser known hoax, For April Fools’, Google announced a magical beverage that makes its imbibers more intelligent, and therefore better capable of properly using search results. It was called Google Gulp beta. Ha.
May, 2005 - 2013
iGoogle is designed for people to customize their own Google homepage with content modules they choose.
December, 2005 - 2013
GMail is released on phones.
2006 - 2013
Youtube is bought by Google.
April 1, 2006 - 2013
For April Fools’ Google unveils a new product, Google Romance: “Dating is a search problem.” A brand new hoax!
November, 2006 - 2013
The first Doodle 4 Google is held in the UK.
2007 - 2013
Rumors of a Gphone were confirmed with the Android.
April 1, 2007 - 2013
This April Fools’ Day is extra busy: not only does Google introduce the Gmail Paper Archive and TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider)—Google loses (and finds) a real snake in our New York office!
Tour of France
July, 2008 - July 12, 2008
Google provides Street View for the entire 2008 Tour de France route—the first launch of Street View imagery in Europe.
Google introduces Nexus One, an exemplar of what’s possible on mobile devices through Android, as well as a Google-hosted web store aimed at providing people with an easier way to buy a mobile phone.
Google unveils a new site to make it easy for you to browse our homepage doodles.
Google Earth 6.2
Google Earth 6.2 makes search improvements, adds a Google+ sharing tool and creates a seamless globe out of a previous patchwork of photographs.