The guys that could have bought Google

Remember Excite.com? Well in the late 1990s they had the chance to buy Google for $1 million. Excite wasn’t interested. The offer was lowered to $750,000. Excite passed. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stuck with it and their once small search engine is worth about $180 billion. Excite declared bankruptcy in 2001 and the owners now have to tell this story to their grandkids someday.

Excite
(via Minyanville)

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