Google – A Bit of History

Written by Halstatt Pires

The first question most people have is, “Whatrepparttar heck is a “Google?” It is a play onrepparttar 141397 word “googol,” which isrepparttar 141398 mathematical figure 1 followed by 100 zeros. Depending onrepparttar 141399 level of your love for math, this is eitherrepparttar 141400 greatest or lamest name for a search engine. Regardless,repparttar 141401 clever kids at Google have turned it into a cultural standard.

The Beginning

Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founded Google in January of 1996, then known as BackRub. The boys were inrepparttar 141402 early twenties and classic computer geeks. Sergey was born in Moscow, alum ofrepparttar 141403 University of Michigan and visiting Stanford. Larry was assigned to be his guide. During this visit, they obviously hit it off or today nobody would give a hoot about linking strategies.

Although two men andrepparttar 141404 name “BackRub” may raise some questions,repparttar 141405 name actually referred to a method for producing search engine rankings. Specifically,repparttar 141406 BackRub search engine was designed to analyzerepparttar 141407 “back links” to a site. Although BackRub developed a following with those inrepparttar 141408 know, nothing much happened for a few years.


As with most new businesses,repparttar 141409 boys needed some serious cash. The brass at Yahoo was interested, but initially passed. Sun Microsystems, of all companies, provided an answer. Andy Bechtolsheim was one ofrepparttar 141410 founders of Sun and, thus, hadrepparttar 141411 necessary deep pockets. $100,000 later,repparttar 141412 new search engine company was onrepparttar 141413 way to stardom.

A New Name

As legend has it, BackRub became Google for a rather humorous reason. Apparently, Bechtolsheim accidentally maderepparttar 141414 $100k check out to “Google, Inc.” You can make your own guess as to which one ofrepparttar 141415 boys said, “Hey, I have an idea for a new name.” In September of 1998, Google opened a small office in Menlo Park, California. The rest, as they say, is history.

Web Templates For The Home and Hobbyist

Written by Johann Erickson

A lot of individuals, clubs, and organizations would like to share their interests or group mission with others, but to present it onrepparttar Internet would mean learningrepparttar 141207 complicated language that goes with programming, or else hiring a professional designer. Since this isn’t something that’s in most non-profit or personal budgets,repparttar 141208 best alternative, is free web templates.

Teams, associations, schools, and justrepparttar 141209 person with an interesting hobby, can now showrepparttar 141210 world what they can do, with no more than a web template, and a basic web page builder such as MS FrontPage, Go Live!, DreamWeaver, or HomeSite , plus a graphics program like Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photo Shop or Fireworks.

Parents might like to chroniclerepparttar 141211 trials and tribulations of a new addition torepparttar 141212 family. A club that serves their community could use their site to display past activities and events, as well as advertise upcoming fundraisers and special occasions. Whateverrepparttar 141213 purpose or nature ofrepparttar 141214 site, free web templates can give yourepparttar 141215 flexibility to deliver exactlyrepparttar 141216 information that you want, inrepparttar 141217 way you would like it to appear.

What kind of template is right for you, or your group? That depends entirely on your interests and your preferences in howrepparttar 141218 content is to be presented. For teams or just sports enthusiasts, there are sports templates to keep track of statistics, player photos, game dates, and more. If you’re a real “player”, there are gaming templates that will allow you to reviewrepparttar 141219 latest games, list tips on play, and deliver news from game developers. Entertainment templates make keeping up with your favorite movie or recording star, a breeze! Or create their own personal blog forrepparttar 141220 family pooch, with a free pet template. You can even run online bidding wars with auction templates.

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