April 15, 2020
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Two Stanford Ph. D. students create a search engine that ranks search results by relevance as a school project.
Google receives funding from several established executives, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Google uses the $1m in initial i nvestments to buy the "Google" domain name and officially incorporate
Google replaces Inktomi as the default search engine for globally-used website Yahoo!
Google moves their offices to Palo Alto, California, a prime spot for Silicon Valley startups
Google goes public for the first time, debuting their stock at $85/share
Google debuts a modified version of its search engine in China
Google opens 11 new data centers around the world, in countries including India, Belgium, and Chile
Google merges all of its endeavors into one parent company, Alphabet
Google breaks into the social media market, launching Google+
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