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Friday, 27 September 2013

A small view of google birth house and it's celebration on it's 15 years age

It all started in a garage that you can still find with minimal effort — especially if you're using Google Maps.

Less than one mile off U.S. Route 101, the highway that links San Francisco to the rest of Silicon Valley, you'll come to a quiet neighborhood a stone's throw from Stanford's beautifully manicured campus. It was in Menlo Park, in a single-story home on Santa Margarita Avenue, that Googleco-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin rented the garage from Susan Wojcicki, now a Google senior VP, who was fresh out of business school and afraid of missing her mortgage payments.
The duo spent the winter of 1998 in the now famous garage, building the tech company that would change search, and consequently the Internet, forever.
That was 15 years ago, and Google has since become a multi-billion dollar corporation that answers all of our questions and may soon even drive our cars. The company now owns the house, which is no longer lived in, but will always serve as a reminder of where Google started.
To celebrate the company's 15th birthday, Mashable put together a slideshow looking back at the company's earliest days and the garage where it all started.

What is your favorite memory of Google from the past 15 years? Tell us in the comments below.
Small space rented by Sergey Brin and Larry Page served as crib for one of the world's largest companies
As with other technology companies, Google had very humble origins. Proof of this is that, 15 years ago, the company operated from a rented garage by his co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while both were still living in their dorms at Stanford University.
Although the company currently owning the place, it is not the scene of any of your activities today, serving only as a portrait of his past. That changed only slightly in last Thursday (26), on which day the garage was used to announce the latest changes in the search algorithm.
The site can be found easily through Google Maps system, which allows you to explore a little more inside.Over the past 15 years, the company has witnessed an impressive growth and its operations now go far beyond the search systems, involving areas such as mobile telephony, electronics that can be dressed up and even developing cars entirely automatic.

The Google Garage 

was 15 years ago in this very garage that a young Larry Page and Sergey Brin started building one of the the world's largest tech companies. Google's co-founders rented the space -- along with three rooms inside the house -- while they were still living in the dorms at Stanford, less than two miles away. (The co-founders used Stanford's servers to host their new search engine.)
Google now owns the house and doesn't use it for much. On Thursday, the company announced changes to Google's search product from the garage to commemorate its 15th anniversary.

Susan Wojcicki -- The Former Landlord

Susan Wojcicki, now a senior VP at Google, owned the home when the two young men from Stanford came looking for office space. Wojcicki had just finished getting her MBA and was worried about covering her mortgage. "I didn't know I'd be renting it out to a company like Google," she joked on Thursday at a press event at the house.

The front of the house

Because Page and Brin were using the garage for work, there was always an issue when it came to parking, says Wojcicki. Menlo Park didn't allow street parking at night during that time, she says, so the Google employees and home owners had to get "creative."

 Blue Carpet
Wojcicki says that the garage has not changed much since Page and Brin used it in the winter of 1998. Even the blue carpet remains the same. Wojcicki says she put the carpet in to make the boys feel more at home when they first moved in.

The Google's living room 

Google had a whiteboard in one of the house's back rooms that read: "Google's Worldwide Headquarters." The company stayed in Wojcicki's home until January when it had seven employees. Then both parties decided it was time to relocate.

The kitchen 
After the group moved to new offices, Susan decided she wanted to work for Google. (She went through the interview process and everything, she says.) As the company's first marketing manager, she remembers asking the co-founders who they wanted to market to. Their response: "Everybody." 

The Back yard

Despite the late nights and daily comings and goings, Wojcicki says that there were never any complaints from neighbors about the company taking up lodging in the house.

The Google's first home

The garage wasn't only used for work. Wojcicki says Brin and Page kept a ping pong table in the garage as well. (Rumor has it there was a jacuzzi out back that was a favorite of the co-founders, but it wasn't on display during Thursday's press announcement.) 

Google turns 15

Google is celebrating its 15th birthday on Friday. Google celebrates its birthday every year on Sept. 27, although the co-founders originally filed for incorporation in the state of California on Sept. 4, 1998.
The Google.com domain name was filed on Sept. 15, 1997. So why is the company birthday on the 27th? Because Google says it is, and who are we to argue?

The original office
For Google's press announcement Thursday, the company rebuilt the co-founders' workstation in the back of the house, complete with original desks and chairs (the monitors are not the originals). 


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