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Google recently bought the garage where Sergey Brin and Larry Page built the company after starting it at Stanford. Future employee Anne Wojcicki rented out her garage at 232 Santa Margarita Ave. in Menlo Park, according to San Francisco Magazine.

That detail is missing from the AP report about Google's purchase of the Wojcicki's home:

The busloads of people that show up to take pictures of the house and garage have become such an annoyance that Google asked The Associated Press not to publish the property's address, although it can easily be found on the Internet using the company's search engine.

Ah, that wily press, helping desperate technotourists find the hidden hotspots.

Wojcicki says she needed help paying her mortgage at the time — and who better than Google, which had just received a million dollars in funding.

Google buys garage that launched Internet's top search engine [Associated Press]