Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2018 22:28 UTC

No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. The company that started as a novel search engine now manages eight products with more than 1 billion users each. Many of those people use Google software to search the repository of human knowledge, communicate, perform work, consume media, and maneuver the endlessly vast internet in 2018. On Tuesday, September 4th, Google turned 20 years old, marking one of the most staggeringly influential runs for any corporation in history.

Even though I got into computing way before Google became a household name, it still feels like Google is a lot older than it actually is - almost as if it's always been there. While the company has - like every other technology company - terrible ethics, there's no denying it's a major success story.

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RE[2]: Comment by streetmagick
by Phloptical on Thu 6th Sep 2018 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by streetmagick"
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I’m glad google didn’t show up to that scam of a “hearing”. When you have fascist conspiracy theory toting nutjobs presented front and center in the audience, maybe you should rethink the politicized display of fake outrage.

I’m going to support google more now, since they show they actually have some balls.

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winter skies Member since:

That's probably marketing as well.

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streetmagick Member since:

How do you support Google "more"? If you've already supported them at all, you've already given them enough.

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