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A concise biography of 1 of the main iconic revolutionaries of all time.

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Instead, they cluttered their lists with all sorts of trivial results. ” Larry wondered. Larry and Sergey concluded that backlinks held the key to really relevant search results. Their next step was only logical. Using PageRank, they restructured BackRub as a search engine. When they fed terms into the new BackRub, it gave much better results than any “ 32 · Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Founders of Google previous search engine. Excited by their progress, Larry and Sergey offered BackRub to the Stanford community on a trial basis.

They also scouted out the loading dock where computers were delivered to the university. Occasionally they would find a computer or two just lying around. ” Soon their office in the Gates Building was filled with computers. And still they needed more space—and computers. So they began stacking the computers one on top of another in Larry’s dorm room. Sergey’s room became their business office as Google continued to grow. Their professors helped with funding by awarding them ten thousand dollars from the Stanford Digital Libraries Project.

They kept improving the Google home page. They added a short description for each result that Google returned. The descriptions helped users evaluate at a glance whether or not a particular website was worth investigating. In July 1998, they announced that their index contained 24 million Web pages. And it kept on growing. “Have fun and keep googling,” Larry and Sergey urged their friends. All over campus, students and faculty did. Google grew so fast that soon it was receiving more than ten thousand requests a day.

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