Google Motivation And Rewards At Stanford Essay

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Google Motivation and Rewards
Douglas L. Bullman
American Public University

Google Motivation and Rewards Have you ever wondered how some things got started? What was the history behind this, that, or the other thing? That might be two of the questions thought of in doing searching on a popular search engine http://www.google.com. How might those questions be answered here?
Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. Larry was 22 and a graduate of University of Michigan and was thinking about attending Stanford; Sergey was 21 and was commissioned with the responsibility of showing him around; introducing him to policies and people (Google, n.d.).
In 1996 Larry and Sergey worked together and founded a search engine and called it BackRub. For greater than a year, BackRub worked on Stanford servers but ultimately it was taking up too much bandwidth. In 1997, September 15, to be specific, google.com was listed with and registered as a domain name with the Domain Name System (DNS). The name is a spoof on the word “googol,” which is a large number (10^, which is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros) and throws light on Larry and Sergey’s task of establishing/forming an apparently endless amount of material on the Internet (Google, n.d.).
August, 1998, Andy Bechtolsheim, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems while he was a PhD student at Stanford University, wrote out a check for $100,000 to a company/unit, Google Inc., that did not yet exist. In…

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