Happy Birthday, Google, first incorporated as a company on September 4, 1998. Google was born in the Stanford dorm rooms of two Ph.D. students named Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They wrote the search engine code with the distinctive difference of website relevance. Page and Brin’s program code computed and sorted how many times a website matching the search term was linked to other relevant websites. Google, a mathematical term meaning infinity was added in 2006 to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb.
Source: The Writer’s Almanac