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TechWeb: Google.com: Next Brainchild To Go Big?

Jan 28, 1999, 12:17 (1 Talkback[s])

Linux-powered search engine may be next Internet smash hit.

"... there is a new search engine, the mastermind of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, graduate students from Stanford University, in California.

"The site is Google.com. In fact, it is the misspelling for "googol," which is a number that has 100 zeroes. Why did Brin and Page misspell the name? "For one reason, it is easier for readers to remember," said Page. "Also, it makes it easier to trademark."

"The founders spent about three years refining the cutting-edge search technology..."

"PageRank gives a site a higher rank if other highly ranked sites point to the site."

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