Happy 20th birthday, Google! (We can't imagine the world without you)

Has Google made us stupid? No, it just made us lazy!

Toby Shapshak, Stuff

At the time Yahoo was the largest search engine. Excite was the second largest.

Toby Shapshak, Stuff

The algorithm is more and more depraved… there’s a lot of contention about their business model… there are also issues of monopolistic control…

Toby Shapshak, Stuff

When Google started on this day (27 September) in 1998, its stated mission was to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

At the time – with the World Wide Web made up of only 25 million pages – it seemed an incredibly ambitious mission.

Today, exactly 20 years later, Google indexes hundreds of billions of web pages.

Imagine there’s no Google… It’s not easy, even if you try!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Stuff magazine publisher Toby Shapshak, who expertly told the storied story of Google.

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

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