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Twitter, Daniel Barenboim, XBox, Wg Sebald, Nicholas Hytner's National, Big Brother and The Wire... just some of the cultural highs of the noughties. From the rise of Dizzee Rascal to the emergence – at the age of 89 – of the dazzling Cuban painter Carmen Herrera, our critics pick the defining people and trends of the past 10 years
Larry Page and Sergey Brin began thinking about a new kind of internet search engine in early 1996 and their company was incorporated as Google Inc in 1998. But it was in 2000 that they started selling advertising against search results and this allowed them to move into their Mountain View headquarters in California (aka the Googleplex), begin acquiring other companies (including YouTube) and drastically expand their other ambitions throughout the noughties.
The verb "to google" entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006 and Google dominates the search engine market despite ferocious competition from Yahoo! and Microsoft. »
- Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Robert McCrum, Kitty Empire, Fiona Maddocks, Philip French, Giles Richards, Susannah Clapp, Alice Fisher, Stephen Bayley, Andrew Anthony, Daniel Barenboim, Gaby Wood
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