Sergey Brin

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Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin. The son of a Soviet mathematician economist, Brin and his family immigrated to the United States to escape Jewish persecution in 1979. He met Larry Page at Stanford University, and the two created a search engine that would sort web pages based on popularity.

Brin and Page created a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages, after concluding that the most popular result would often be the most useful. They called it Google after the mathematical term «googol,» which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros, to reflect their mission to organize the immense amount of information available.

In 2006, Google purchased the most popular website for user-submitted streaming videos, YouTube, for $1.65 billion in stock. In 2012, Google unveiled its futuristic Google Glass, a type of wearable eyeglass-computer which featured touchpad and voice control, a LED illuminated display and a camera, to the public.

In November 2016, Brin was ranked No. 13 on Forbes‘ «Billionaires» list, and No. 10 among U.S. billionaires who made the list. According to Forbes web page, as of November 2016, Brin’s net worth was $37.9 billion.

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Vocabulary:

  • Entrepreneur: Someone who starts their own business.
  • Search engine: A computerprogram that finds information on the internet by looking for words that you have typed
  • Submitted: To give poweror authority over a person or group to someone.
  • Streaming: The activityof listening to or watching sound or video directly from the internet.

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Questionnaire:

  • How important is Google in your daily life?

 

Session 1

Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Marcos Daza from Reforma Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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