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First Web Search Creator Works At Google, Puts Books On Earth Map

The Inside Google Book Search Blog has a post from Matthew Gray about how he designed a program to plot the world based on the “frequency of its locations mentioned in books.” Google Operating System adds that Matthew Gray was the creator of the first ever web search engine, The World Wide Web Wanderer.

Gray has gone full circle from starting a search engine, to starting a web analytics company, earning two degrees, joining a hardware startup, starting a wireless location company and now back to working in search.

This time, Gray he is working for Google as a software engineer in their Boston office.


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