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.
Google’s aim from the beginning was to rely on its product to take the company far rather than big corporate ventures and advertising revenues.
“In [Larry Page’s (founder of Google)] view, winning by marketing alone would be deceitful, because it would mean people had been tricked into using an inferior service against their own best interests.”