You’ve just been sacked…………why not build your own search engine?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not build your own search engine?

Do you remember the last time you opened up an excel spreadsheet? The last time you flicked a rubber band at a colleague or the last time you had to get an Uber home after work because that ‘swift pint’ you were convinced by your colleagues to indulge in ended at 4am on a Tuesday…

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Yahoo passes on the chance to buy Google for $1 million

Yahoo passes on the chance to buy Google for $1 million

Yahoo was sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion in June 2016, but the former internet giant was once approached by Sergei Brin and Larry Page of Google to buy their fledgling search engine for a mere $1 million – an offer Yahoo walked away from.   These days Yahoo is a mere shadow of its…

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Friendster rejects a $30 million bid from Google before fading into oblivion

Friendster rejects a $30 million bid from Google before fading into oblivion

Way back before there was Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or even Facebook, Friendster was the hottest social network. The site is widely recognised today as being the grandfather of social media and is credited with laying the foundation for the all-conquering tech titans that dominate today’s online world. Google wanted to buy Friendster for $30 million…

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excite.com passes on the chance to buy Google for $750,000 back in 1999

excite.com passes on the chance to buy Google for $750,000 back in 1999

  Way back in the internet dark ages – 1999 to be precise, the then leading search engine excite.com had the opportunity to purchase Google for a measly $750,000. Second only to Yahoo (remember those guys) in the world of search at the time, Excite ultimately reneged on the deal due to what they considered…

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