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BLAIR AND SCHWARZENEGGER DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE
Google co-founder Sergey Brin (L), sits in the audience for a news conference by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Port of Long Beach, California on July 31, 2006. Brin was one of a group of CEOs and business leaders from California and international companies who met Monday to share ideas on how business and government can work together to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen).
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Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, (born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist and software developer who, with Larry Page, is best known as the co-founder of Google, Inc., the world's largest Internet company , based on its search engine and online advertising technology.

Brin immigrated to the United States from Russia at the age of six. Earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, he followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, double-majoring in computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford to acquire a Ph.D in computer science. There he met Larry Page, with whom he later became friends. They crammed their dormitory room with inexpensive computers and applied Brin’s data mining system to build a superior search engine. The program became popular at Stanford and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in a rented garage.

The Economist magazine referred to Brin as an "Enlightenment Man", and someone who believes that "knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance", a philosophy that is summed up by Google’s motto of making all the world’s information "universally accessible and useful" and "Don't be evil".

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