Based on a True Story
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|Larry Page and Sergey Brin conceive the idea.|
|They hire Craig Silverstein and name the |
company after the number 10 to the power of 100.
|Starting with a gift of $100k from the cofounder of Sun Microsystems, they try to |
sell the company for as little as $750k. They are turned down, but they subsequently
receive about $25 million from other companies to keep going.
|Google expands rapidly by buying lots of other good ideas, including a |
3D Earth software and internet upstart-turned-sensation YouTube.
|Google begins hopscotching around several different |
industries and services until it just about offers everything.