When Google Was Almost Sold For A Million Dollars

How Rejection By A Competing Search Engine In 1999 Led Google On Its War Path Towards Internet Domination

Google, Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash

Google’s Humble Beginnings

Google’s BETA website in early 1999, accessed via https://web.archive.org/web/19990208004515/http://google.com/

‘Too good’ For Excite

Excite’s website in 1999, accessed via https://web.archive.org/web/19990421112759/http://www01.excite.com/

A Dotcom Folly



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James Won

Software Engineer and history nerd from Wellington, New Zealand.