SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc said co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt in April as chief executive of the world’s No. 1 search engine company.
Here are some milestones in Google’s history:
1995 - Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford University.
1998 - Google files for incorporation in California on September 4.
1999 - Google’s first press release announces a $25 million round of investment from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins.
2000 - Google launches keyword advertising sales system AdWords with 350 customers.
2001 - Schmidt is named chief executive and chairman of the board of directors.
2004 - Initial public offering of roughly 19.6 million shares at an opening price of $85 per share.
2006 - Google buys online video service YouTube.
2007 - Google tops $700 per share.
2008 - Indexing system for processing links indicates Google searches 1 trillion unique URLs.
2010 - First Google Super Bowl ad.
2011 - Page becomes CEO, Schmidt stays as executive chairman
Compiled by Dan Levine with information from Google's website. Editing by Robert MacMillan