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.