The search engine giant Google was founded by Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin and launched sept 4, 1998. At the time of start up the founders are not familiar with HTML they came up with simple quick design.
Facebook the famous social networking site with the active users of 900 million across the world started with the name Thefacebook. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, student of Harvard University on Feb 4, 2004. The image at the top left corner of interface is digitally manipulated photo of American actor Al Pacino.
Youtube is a video sharing website founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim and launched Feb 14, 2005. Later, in November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. The first video uploaded to the site was created by one of founders, Jawed Karim and was titled “Me at the zoo“. It was 19 secs clip of him in front of elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
An acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle,” Yahoo was the product of another Stanford duo, Jerry Yang and David Filo. In March 1995 the site was heralded as the first online navigational guide to the web. The original interface featured a simple search bar and hyperlinks to other websites, but soon became a sleek, personalized news website.