It’s become the world’s favourite way to search the internet, spawning a new verb in the process. In fact Google – the internet search engine – is so popular it’s used 200 million times each day.
Now the company started by two university drop-outs in a suburban garage is to float on the stock market – which will catapult its owners into the list of the world’s richest people.
So has groovy Google sold out? We went to meet one of the co-founders and took an exclusive trip into the Googleplex – the company’s headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley.