Page and Brin originally nicknamed their newsearch engine "BackRub", because the systemcheckedbacklinksto estimate the importanceof a site.Eventually, they changed the name to Google,originating from a misspelling of the word"googl",the number one followed by onehundred zeros, which was picked to signify thatthe search engine wants to provide largequantities of information for people. Originally,Google ran under the Stanford Universitywebsite, with the domain
. The domain name for Google was registered onSeptember 15, 1997, and the company wasincorporated on September 4, 1998. It wasbased in a friend's garage in MenloParck,California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhDstudent at Stanford, was hired as the firstemployee.In May 2011, unique visitors of Googlesurpassed 1 billion mark for the first time, an8.4 percent increase from a year ago with 931million unique visitors.
1.1Finaning and initial public offering.
The first funding for Google was an August1998 contribution of US$100,000 fromAndy