Everybody knows Google: it’s the site you visit when you want to find something online, or, depending on your viewpoint, it is the evil corporation that is mining data on your daily Internet searches. But how well do you really know Google?
Enter Douglas Edwards, a former Google employee who took part in the company’s major corporate ascent and, in a recent tell-all book available on Amazon, has shared his Google experience. What he mentions may surprise you. Here are 6 things you may not know or remember about good old (young to us) Google.
Despite its current status as a search mega-giant, Google, in the beginning, was just worried about getting off the ground.
“We weren’t yet worried about network neutrality, street-view data gathering, or off-shore wind farms. Our big issues barely grazed the electrified moral fence of our ‘Don’t be evil’ credo: develop the best search technology, sell lots of ads, avoid getting killed by Microsoft.”