EAST Speaker Series: The History of Google
From cats on October 18th, 2017
Brian McCullough, Author of “How The Internet Happened”
The History of Google
Practically everyone is familiar with Google. But not so many people know how
Google evolved from a small search engine on the Stanford University campus in
the early 1990’s to a billion dollar company. In this presentation Brian McCullough
recounts the history of Google – how the founders met, the evolution of the Google
search algorithm, the financial and philosophical challenges Google faced as it sought
to commercialize its services during the bursting of the dot com bubble, the
development of AdWords, and Google’s eventual IPO.
Brian McCullough is host of the Internet History Podcast (http://www.internethistory
-podcast.com). A book loosely based on these podcasts will be coming out in Spring
2018. It is currently titled How The Internet Happened, and will be published by
Liveright, a subsidiary of W.W. Norton. Brian is also the founder of various dot com
enterprises and in 2016 was selected as a TED Resident.