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Brin, Sergey Brin, Sergey (born 1973)

Sergey Brin, along with Larry Page, co-founded one of the most popular internet search engines: 'Google'.

Brin was born in Moscow, Russia in 1973, but emigrated to the United States in 1979. He studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Maryland and went on to study a PhD in computer science at the University of Standford. This is where he met Larry Page.

The two students began working on a search engine called 'BackRub' in 1996. This developed into Google, which began operating in 1998 as Google Inc.

In 2006 Sergey Brin was ranked 26 among The World's Richest People.

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Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

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The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

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100 years of automatic switching!
In 1912 the GPO installed Britain's first automatic telephone exchange in Epsom.

Discover the early days of the telephone...