Revenues were up 36% year-on-year, and 8% quarter-on-quarter.
And we hit billion in revenues for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half." Google announced the launch of a new company, called Calico, on September 19, 2013, to be led by Apple, Inc. In the official public statement, Page explained that the "health and well-being" company would focus on "the challenge of ageing and associated diseases".
Early in 1999, Brin and Page decided they wanted to sell Google to Excite.
They went to Excite CEO George Bell and offered to sell it to him for $1 million. Vinod Khosla, one of Excite's venture capitalists, talked the duo down to $750,000, but Bell still rejected it.
Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998.
An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex.
The Googleplex interiors were designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects.