Lawrence Larry Page: The Life Of The Internet

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Lawrence “Larry” Page was born on March 26th in East Lansing, Michigan. Larry’s father was a professor of computer science at Michigan State University, and also a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Larry’s father supposedly gave him his first computer when he was just six years of age. Larry earned an undergraduate degree in engineering with a concentration in computer engineering at the University of Michigan, but later, Larry was admitted to the prestigious doctoral program in computer science at Stanford University. Larry met Sergey Brin, Google’s cofounder, during an introductory weekend for new students at Stanford. Sergey had already been enrolled when Larry joined the PhD program, one weekend, Sergey was assigned to a …show more content…
Google’s technology was the first to “treat the internet as a democracy,” the way Google works is that it analyzes “back links” to see how many times other sites have linked to it. They figured the websites with the most links were the most relevant, therefore they would appear at the top of the search results. At first the search engine was named “BackRub,” but that didn’t stick, and it was later renamed “PageRank.” It soon caught on with Stanford students after Larry and Sergey allowed them to try it, they had to start stringing together the computing power needed to handle multiple users by using any computer part that they could find. As the search engine grew in popularity, it needed even more computing power to handle all of the users. They had spent $15,000 on a terabyte of disks, they spread that across three credit cards, and it was after that they decided to write a business plan. Another Stanford student, the founder of Yahoo suggested they form a search-engine company, and that they did. They named their company Google, they set up a meeting with one of their professors, and they showed him their Google demo, he liked the idea and wrote them a check worth …show more content…
Google’s search-engine for example, has shaped the way many people browse the internet. Google works almost like a filing cabinet for internet searches as it organizes the internet in relevance to what you are searching for. Google’s Android OS shapes the way many users connect with others, Android allows you to make calls, send texts, browse the web, download apps, and many other things. Android offers more customization than any other mobile OS. Google Glass allows you to search the web on the go, literally. Google’s YouTube allows users to post or watch videos of their choice, YouTube is home to many different types of videos, tutorials, comedies, news, and much more since anyone can create an account and post their own content. Google has shaped the information technology in hundreds, maybe even thousands of ways, including communication, video sharing, translations, image searches, maps, and more. Not only does Google already offer so many wonderful tools, but there is much more in

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