Monday, October 20, 2008
Technology Person Assignment - Larry Page, Google
Larry Page is the co-founder of the worlds most dominate search engine, Google. Page is a fascinating person, first being he founded one of the worlds most dominant tech companies while a student at Stanford University. Larry is the son of a computer science professor, which some say is the reason he became attracted to computers.
While Larry was a P.H.D student at Stanford, Larry and another student decided to write a thesis paper titled "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine." This paper discussed the development of how the web search engine interprets sites, and deliver results. This paper became one of the most accessed papers in computer science, and at Stanford University. This paper was the birth of what is Google today.
Larry Page, along with his partner Sergey Brin, would turn this paper into a multi billion-dollar business. Google is now the most popular search engine in the world, and has developed into other business areas, such as news, e-mail, finance, video, word programming, and most recently cell phones, along with other business technologies. Google, and its co-founders are on the Forbes 500 list, and Forbes wealthiest individuals in the United States. These two individuals turned a small graduate thesis into one of the largest Internet companies in the world. This is an amazing feat, and the two co-founders are admired as one of the top innovators in the technology industry.