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Happy 10th birthday Google September 15, 2007

Posted by Al in : Internet , trackback

Google has been at the centre of the Internet forever, or so it seems; yet it was only 10 years ago today that Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the name of google.com. Although it took another couple of years for Google to evolve as a company, so it’s really only 7 or 8 years that Google has been a major player in the search engine game, and only 3 years since Google went public.

In such a short space of time, it is almost unbelievable that one company can come to dominate the entire of the Western Internet (with the Eastern Internet user still remaining loyal to their own search providers – although it’s more a matter of having to do so with Baidu in China), and it’s hard to see how any of the other major players can find a way back now. Google had the great advantage of being THE search engine during the time the Internet exploded into a mass market, and as such these new users became used to relying and trusting Google. Whether Yahoo, Ask, or MSN can regain these users is debatable.


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