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

Linux-powered search engine may be next Internet smash

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

“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

“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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