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American multinational public corporation

  • The term 'Google' is based on the word googol. Googol is a number with 1 followed by 100 zeros.
  • The founders of Google are Larry Page and Sergey Brin who started Google as a research project at Stanford University in California.
  • Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California is referred to as "the Googleplex".
  • The employees of Google are called Googlers. New employees are called Nooglers.
  • Google's technology is based on 'PageRank' which assigns importance to a webpage. It used to be called Backrub in its early days.
  • Google receives more than a billion searches in a day from all countries in the world including Antarctica
  • Google has about one million servers in data centers around the world, and process over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day.
  • Google encourages its employees to use 20% of their time on their own projects
  • Google Doodles are the Google logo images on the home page of the search engine. The first Google Doodle was a Burning Man festival image used in 1998
  • Google offered its Initial Public offering in August 2004. The opening price of Google stock was $85 per share.
  • Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Oxford English Dictionary listed "to google" as a verb in 2006.
  • Ninety-nine percent of Google's revenue is derived from its advertising programs.
  • Gmail, Google's Email service is the first online email service with one gigabyte of storage.
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