Even Brin's initial foray into browsing was brash. He crafted a software application that would routinely visit Playboy's Web site, pull up its latest images and download them on to his computer as a screensaver.
``It was late 1993, and it was the first program I'm aware of that browsed the Web,'' Rajaraman says.
By the following year, in 1999, Amazon.com had bought Junglee. The Junglee founders flew down to Palo Alto to make an offer to Google anyway. This time, Brin told them to get lost, saying he wouldn't talk with them unless it was a billion dollars or more
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