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Google-interesting facts about Google

How many times we say “Google it” when we don’t find the answers we looking for, Google is not just a search engine it has become our part of life day by day but did you know these amazing and Interesting Google facts.

The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Bin while studying Ph.D. at Stanford University and was formally incorporated as a private company on September 4, 1998. Apart from being a massively successful company, Google has its own simple style of keeping itself apart from the crowd. Google has always done things a little bit differently, and that works to keep things fresh, immersive and consistently progressive.

Here we are showing some interesting Google facts,

  • The Word “Google” Has Been Derived From A Mathematical Term “Googol”, Which Means 1 With A Hundred Zeroes Following It.
  • Google is internet’s most visited website according to Alexa.
  • The Mountain View HQ Of Google Rents Goats From California Grazing To Mow Their Lawns And Fields, As A Part Of Their Green Initiative.
  • Over 1 billion search requests per day are handled by Google. It is done by using over 1 million computers.
  • Google Uses A Special Web Tool Named As Foo.Bar, By Which It Recruits New Employees Based On What They Search For Online.
  • Google became the world’s largest search engine in June 2000.
  • Larry And Sergey’s Private Planes Have Special Runways In NASA, Which No Other Plane Is Allowed To Land.
  • Currently Google can analyze around millions of pages a second, whereas it is 30-40 pages at initial days.
  • Google Owns Misspelled Words Of Its Own Too, Like “Gooogle.Com”, “Gogle.Com”, “Googlr.Com”.
  • ”Google” is added as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary in June 2006.
  • No Matter In Which Part You’re In The Google Office, You’re Not More Than 150 Feets Away From Any Kind Of Food.
  • Google surpassed one billion unique visitors in May 2011.
  • Google Offered Itself To Online Company Excite In 1999 For USD 1 Million, But The CEO Refused The Offer. Now, Google Is Worth More Than USD 300 Billion.
  • US$50 billion is the annual revenue for Google in the year 2012. Google announced it on January 2013.
  • Google Helps In Pronouncing Massive Digits If You Type “=English” After Searching For Them In The Search Bar.
  • Google operates 70 offices in more than 40 countries.
  • Google Employees In The US Also Get Death Benefits, Which Guarantee That The Domestic Partner Or Surviving Spouse Will Get 50% Of Their Salary Every Year For The Next Decade.
  • Initial public offering of Google took place on August 19, 2004.
  • Google Has Continuously Been Acquiring, On Average, More Than One Company Per Week Since 2010.
  • Keyhoke, Inc. is the company which developed a product called Earth viewer which gave a 3-D view of the Earth. Google acquired it and renamed it as Google Earth on 2005.
  • Google Was Originally Named “Backrub”, By The Founders Larry Page And Sergey Bin.
  • 99% of Google profit comes from its advertising.
  • The Very First Google Doodle Introduced By The Company Was A Burning Man Stick Figure, Which Came Out On August 30, 1998.
  • Did you know that Google has the ability to analyze and track a persons online behavior and Google inform its advertisers the sites they visited and the ads they clicked.
  • The First Google Computer Storage Was Built With Legos.
  • Google has acquired around 127 companies in 12 years.
  • Google Owns A Pet T-Rex, Named Stan, Which Has Been Placed At Their California Headquarters. The Intention Of Placing It In Office Was To Keep The Employees Reminding To Not Let Google Go Extinct.
  • 56% of the internet users Google about themselves.
  • Go To Google Homepage, And Type “I Want To Commit Suicide”. It Will Provide The Suicide Helpline Number Of Your Country Above All The Searched Results.
  • Google is used by 57%  american kids as their first word.
  • Google Sky Maps Let You View And Explore More About Stars, Constellations, Galaxies And Planets.
  • Recently some core Google services went down for 5 minutes which lead to a drop of 40% of worldwide internet traffic.
  • Google Also Works As A Wedding Planner. Yes..!! You Heard It Right, You Can Also Plan Your Special Day With The Help Of It.
  • ”Don’t be evil” is the unofficial slogan of Google.
  • You Can Also See The Map Of Mars With The Help Of Google Mars.
  • 95116 years, this is the time it will take for you to do a manual search 50 billion web pages of Google, at one minute a page.
  • If You Search “Atari Breakout” In Google Images, You Will Be Able To Play The Game Just Be Clicking On Any Of Its Images.
  • 88 languages can be used in Google home page.
  • There Is A Rotated Version Of Google Too, Which Is Known As “Google Mirror” That Shows Everything In A Mirrored Form.
  • Google Processes around 20 petabytes of information daily.
  • The largest network of translators in the world is with Google.
  • Google rents goats, this isn’t a joke!. Google rents them to cut the amount of weed.
  • Google crawls 20 billion websites per day.
  • Google’s first tweet was in binary format which means “i’m feeling lucky”.
  • 33% of the people used Google as a search engine on a Smartphone.
  • Brin and page considered calling Google as “What Box”. But they dropped the idea as it sounds like “wet box”, which sounded like some kind of porn.
  • The domain Google.com was registered on September 15, 1997.
  • Google pays Mozilla Millions of dollars a year as Firefox web browser uses Google as the default search provider.
  • Google helps pronounce massive numbers if you type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.
  • Google site traffic is doubled, when Google introduced its “Did you mean?”.
  • Gmail was initially used only by the employees of Google before becoming public.
  • The prime reason that Google’s home page is bare, due to the fact that the founders of Google want a quick interface and don’t know HTML.
  • Of the many languages that Google sites are translated into, one of them is the language of Star Trek, “Klingons”.
  • Many employees of Google became instant millionaires when Google went public.
  • Almost 14% of Google employees have never attended college.
  • Presently 47,756 are working for Google, and the new employees are called “Nooglers”.
  • The speed of the movement of Android devices on the road is the basis on which Google Maps calculate the traffic.
  • In 2007 Google started planning to release its own mobile phone, as a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. This project is called Android, which is an operating system for mobiles.
  • The company Google is “Dog-friendly” and allows the staff to bring their dogs, provided they follow the “Dog Policy”.
  • Google released it first android phone on January 5,2010, with the name Nexus One
  • On typing the word “askew” on Google search, the page tilts to the right.
  • YouTube, Blogger, DoubleClick, AdMob, Nest Labs, Virus Total are some of the subsidiaries for Google.
  • Underwater sea life, wrecks, and coral reefs can be seen by using Google Maps.
  • Google discovered that there was around 6 types of email users by using it internally for nearly 2 years prior to launch in public.
  • Until March 2001, the Google homepage was aligned on the right side of the page instead of centered.
  • You can visit the Grand Canyon by using Google Street View.
  • Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011, whereas it sold it for $2.91 billion in 2014.
  • The exclamation mark, similar to that of Yahoo was part of the Google logo in early 1998.
  • Google has spent around $9.8 billion on R&D in 2012.
  • Google News was launched in September 2002, with news from 4000 sources.
  • ”Google knows more about you than your mother” these are words quoted by a critic
  • Over 200 factors are taken into account by Google to offer the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
  • Google loses millions of dollars annually as there is no advertising on their Home Page.

Historical facts about Google

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin together own 16 percent of its shares, who founded Google while they were Ph.D. Students at Stanford University on September 4, 1998.
  • ”BlackRub” is the nick name given by the founders to the search engine, They changed it to Google, originated by misspelling the word “googol”.
  • z.stanford.edu and google.stanford.edu are the names with which Google ran at Stanford School of Engineering which is an attempt to analyze and catalog the world wide web.
  • Craig Silverstein currently serves as the director of technology at Google, who is the first employee of Google Inc.’s hired in September 1998.
  • The concept of the doodle was born even before the company was incorporated.
  • There are more than 1000 doodles created by the team called doodlers in Google.They are talented illustrators who work hard to bring smiles on faces of people who visit the homepage.

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