01/24/2012 01:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

From Googol to Glory: The Tale of Sergey and Larry

Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford in 1995, the same year Microsoft released its cleverly named Windows 95. Back then, the two were just computer science nerds trying to find their way in a world without Google -- but they quickly got to work on what would later become the algorithm behind the world's most heavily trafficked search engine. From the time they hired their first in-house chef to the disclosure of their monster IPO, this timeline attempts to chronicle the revolution of Google -- one that has completely changed the Internet.

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