A Timeless Ted Talk for Techies

Google TED Talk Although it may seem a little outdated, The Genesis of Google 2004 Ted Talk featuring Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, offers a brief look at the many developments made by Google. These co-creators have a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to owning a billion dollar corporation dedicated to providing the best information and services to its users all around the world. After the introductions, this Ted Talk delves into the global features associated with Google.

Sergey Brin begins the conversation by casting a revolving image of the globe and its google users. While the image depicts the many google users searching all around the world, it also explores the culture of their searches. This graphic provides a great example of the many searches google receives all around the world, as well as the fact that google is available practically anywhere with an internet connection. The power of google is worldwide. Search queries connect people all over the world to the information they are seeking. And because Google is such a popular search engine, this company is constantly working to improve user satisfaction.

But searching isn’t the only reason why people turn to Google. The co-founders have developed many new ways to use Google for reasons other than searching. And in order to inspire even more, every employee gets 20 percent time, meaning 20 percent of your time at Google may be spent working on a new invention. This imaginative and exploratory time has created several different projects and services for Google including: Google Grants, the Google Foundation and Google News. Because employees are able to spend time working on creative, new assignments, Google is constantly producing different and creative ways to connect with and support users.

Google News is a part of googlettes. These are smaller projects managed by Google. These projects have turned into new features of Google, as well as valuable services. Google is busy working hard every day with new projects and tasks. The best way the co-founders have managed these new projects and existing projects is by creating a list of 100 projects. These projects are prioritized and completed before moving onto the next. Some of these projects have created valuable new tools for Google like the toolbar and deskbar, which allows for searches at the bottom of your computer screen. They have also created Froogle, a way for users to pay $100 for researchers to look up the answers for them. Google has also created Blogger as a free way for users to begin their own writing experience.

As you can see, Google is constantly working to improve and create new products and services. While these employees are working hard, Brin and Page have also enlisted ways for their employees to enjoy their job even more. Google has allowed employees to bring their pets to work every day and has also supplied amenities such as washers and dryers, so everyone has a place to do their laundry. This company takes the time every year to get all of its employees together for a ski trip in Colorado as well.

The bottom line is that Google works hard to connect with its users and employees. Because Google is able to make money off of ad sales, this business model is fortunate to provide its services all around the world, including places in poverty. Google has the responsibility to remain objective and never accepts payments for search results. Brin and Page have developed a company based on strong morals and ingenuity. No matter how many developments Google creates throughout the years, you can be certain there are many more Google-inspired innovations ahead.


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