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THEN AND NOW: The first offices of the world's biggest tech companies, where billion-dollar ideas were hatched

Amazon

Amazon

 

THEN: Jeff Bezos started the online book selling company in his garage outside of Seattle in 1995

NOW: Today, Amazon is the largest internet retailer in the country, with its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. 

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Apple

Apple

 

THEN: Three friends — Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne — started the company in 1976 in the garage of Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos.

NOW: Apple has grown to be one of the world's largest companies and has revolutionized personal technology. The company's Apple Campus is now based in Cupertino, California.

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Facebook

Facebook

 

THEN: Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004 out of his Harvard dorm room in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

NOW: Over one billion people now use Facebook. It's headquartered in Menlo Park California. Zuckerberg is still the CEO. 

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Google

Google

 

 

THEN: Larry Page and Sergey Brin created Google as a research project when they were both students at Stanford back in 1996. They started the company in a rented garage and three rooms in a home in Menlo Park. 

NOW: The company is worth billions, and has its headquarters in Mountain View, California. 

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Intel

Intel

 

 

THEN: Intel was founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, both engineers, in 1968. The company started with $2.5 million in funding in Mountain View, California. 

NOW: Intel is still making processors, but the offices have moved to Santa Clara, California, and the company has grown to be one of the world's largest manufacturers of semiconductor chips. 

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