In 1998, Larry Page and Sergei Brin, two students at Stanford University, launched an online search engine from a garage in Menlo Park, California, that they named Google, from the mathematical term googol, used for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.


Global expansion:


.2004: its large storage capacity and rapid message searching ability position Google among the world’s top search engines.


.2005: Google Maps is born, providing satellite maps and images that now include traffic in real time, public transport and street view. Google Earth is also created, allowing users to explore oceans, land and even the Moon.


. 2006: YouTube, the online video platform that currently receives uploads of more than 300 hours of video content every minute, becomes part of the Google family.


. 2007: presentation of Android, the open-source operating system for mobile phones.


. 2008: launch of Chrome, the open-source web browser.


. In Spain, Google has developed one of its projects with the largest social impact across the globe: ACTÍVATE. Through this project, the company offers free online and offline training in digital competences, such as digital marketing, Big Data, cloud computing and many other areas. In just 20 months, a total of 310,000 people have already registered for the project, and more than 55,000 of them have received certificates.


. The company has chosen Spain as the headquarters for one of its largest investments in innovation: the fourth global Campus for entrepreneurs, located in Madrid and taking up an entire 2,500-square-metre building, providing the ideal ecosystem for innovation and the development of talent.