Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page created Google in order to organize information on the Internet and help users find the information they were looking for. Google began primarily as a search engine, which crawls through new and old web pages and sorts them based on relevancy to a user's search.
In 1998, Google was launched in Susan Wojcicki's garage with an initial funding of $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim. Google left the garage the following year and moved into a new office with a team of eight people. Google quickly grew over the years to become the leading search engine on the Web.Learn More
Computers were originally used in order to solve mathematical equations; however, now they are used to streamline communication, analyze data, store information, play games and find information through the Internet. The Internet is a large part of computing and through this, fast and cheap communication and advertising throughout the world enables businesses to save money.Full Answer >
Evidence of lotion salves date back to 3,000 B.C.E. Lotions were invented using natural ingredients, such as red ochre and animal fat. Commercially manufactured lotions were invented in the late 19th century.Full Answer >
Dr. James Naismith is credited for inventing netball. The no-dribble game was a spinoff of basketball that he invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.Full Answer >
The biggest inventions of 1994 were the CMOS image sensor and the first PlayStation games console. Other major inventions were the quantum cascade laser, the HIV protease inhibitor and the Segway.Full Answer >