Google Is Not A Technology Company

Alan Trapulionis
5 min readJan 29, 2023
Image by tangi bertin via Flickr (Creative Commons)

When Google first came out, it was a legitimate technology company. Not because it was a search engine, but because it was a search engine that was actually new and useful.

Unlike other popular search engines of the time, Google didn’t just match your keywords to specific websites. It also ranked those websites — based on PageRank.

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