Google: The Company and Its Founders (Technology Pioneers Series)

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What's on your mind? What are you doing? Feeling lucky? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. ...

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Overview

What's on your mind? What are you doing? Feeling lucky? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. Technology and innovation drive society today. Do you have what it takes to be the next Technology Pioneer?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The story of the founding of GOOGLE sits right up there with the best of rags-to-riches fables. Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford University while studying for their PhDs. Both brought formidable talent to their enterprise and each also contributed unique skills that would result in one of the most important developments in information technology. Hamen does a good job of breaking this complex story into easy-to-digest segments, explaining the problem Brin and Page set out to solve and their problem-solving techniques. When the Internet took off in the 1990s, there was no efficient way to search the content. Early search techniques retrieved information well enough, but the relevance of the information was problematic. Brin and Page created algorithms that were able to accommodate the rapidly expanding volume of data on the Internet. The result was GOOGLE, a misspelling of googol which is the number one followed by 100 zeroes. This book, part of the "Technology Pioneers" series, is illustrated with color photographs; sidebars add to the content on the page. At the end of the book are a timeline, a list of "Essential Facts," a glossary, a list of "Additional Resources," "Source Notes" and an index. It would be an excellent addition to a middle school or high school library, or part of a curriculum on entrepreneurship in engineering/computer science. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617148088
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Technology Pioneers Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Humble Beginnings 6

Chapter 2 Sergey Brin 14

Chapter 3 Larry Page 22

Chapter 4 An Idea Becomes Reality 30

Chapter 5 Business Venture 40

Chapter 6 Making a Profit 52

Chapter 7 Google Grows Up 60

Chapter 8 Expansion and Opposition 68

Chapter 9 The Billionaire Philanthropists 78

Chapter 10 The Importance of Google 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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