21) Sergey at Wolfram Research
32) Stanford Rewarded
43) Hiring Hell
54) Googley Daycare
65) Fun with Numbers
76) One Threat to Rule Them All
87) Paid Placement Drama
98) Microsoft Had A Shot
Google’s search ad success derives from its auction-based AdWords auction, but did you know Microsoft had a similar system in its hands from its acquisition of LinkExchange in 1998? Microsoft experimented with it but shut it down in 2000 in favor of banner ads. Google launched AdWords in 2002 and took all the glory (and still does).
109) On Privacy Violations
1110) Google Book Search Begins
Speaking of Google Book Search, did you know Page and then product manager Marissa Mayer manually scanned a 300-page book in 40 minutes, using a digital camera and a metronome.