The Original Google Was An Internet Pizza Delivery Service

Feb 18, 2013 - 8:08 am 10 by
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Google Pizza DeliveryRick Klau of Google Ventures posted a video from Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin speech he gave last fall at Google Ventures CEO Summit.

He explained a story that most people do not know, how Google really got started.

Sergey said that they had an idea to make it easier for people to order pizza from local pizza stores using the Internet. In short, find a bunch of local pizza stores, get their fax numbers and send in an order via an internet to fax service. They coded up the program and it sent the fax and after a couple hours, no delivery came. So Sergey called to see if the pizza store got the order and they said, "let me check the fax machine." At that point, Sergey decided to move onto new ideas.

Here is the video:

Just amazing how things happen in this world.

Forum discussion at Google+.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto for pizza delivery boy


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