Amazing facts about Google you would like to know

Everyone who uses internet, know about Google. Most of internet users starts their journey with Google. Google is now synonymous with the Internet. Google has grown from just a search engine to $ half trillion company, which is the most valuable company today. Google has now a lot of services like Maps, mail, drive (cloud storage), translate & dictionary, YouTube, Play Store, Android operating system, Calendar, Photos, Books, Contacts, Hangouts, Blogger and many more. Google is such a big brand name in market, I think you must following Google facts. 

    1. As mentioned above, Google is most valable company of worth USD 498 billion. Its closest competitor is Apple at around 495 billion $. 
    2. Initially, Googles founders did not know much about HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), which is required to create and design web pages ). That is why Googles Homepage is very neat and clean. Originally there was nothing like search or submit button, hitting the Enter on keyboard laid out search results.
    3. Founder of Google wanted to name it Googol, but due to spelling mistake in writing, it became Google. Quite interesting, mistake made by such a big personality is remarkable.
    4. Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google as research project, when they were doing their Ph.D. from Stanford university. 
    5. Google was initially known as BackRub, name given by Page to his project, in 1996. Google-Backrub-search-results
    6.  Googol is a mathematical number quantity which is equal to 1 followed by hundred zeroes. It was Pages aim to index googol webpages that is 10 raised to the power hundred mathematically. 
    7. Google will take thousands of years to index a Googol pages if it continues to index at the same rate it is indexing now. 
    8. Google is the most opened website on internet, it even bypass Facebook in those terms considering the fact that people keep on checking Facebook evry minutes.
    9. After the year 2010, Google is almost purchasing a new company every two weeks. It means google is a collection of companies, not a single company.
    10. Google searches are performed at rate of greater than 2.3 million searches per second. 
    11.  Rajen Sheth pitched the idea of Gmail to Eric Schmidt, CEO in 2004. The idea was initially rejected, but later accepted. And lead to a huge success. Sheth is also responsible for Chrome and Chrome OS.
    12.   Gmail provided free storage of 1 GB at that time when hotmail given only 2 MB. 
    13.  Gmail was launched on 1 April, 2004. People initially thought it is an April fool prank. But, still Gmail was a successful product of Google. 
    14. In 2005, Google purchased Android Operating System. It was a big step. Its success can be determined by the fact that nearly, 80% of smartphones run on Android. 
    15. Googles Android OS is named in alphabetical order with the consecutive launches. It can be verified as Alpha, Beta, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, MarshMallow and the most recent Android Nougat. 
    16. In 2006, Google bought YouTube, only one and half year old company for $1.65 billion. YouTube has now became the largest video sharing portal. 
    17. Also, YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. It surpasses the total searches of Bing, Yahoo ask Ask combined. 
    18. The lady owner of garage where Larry page and Sergey Brin worked to develop Google, Susan Wojcicki, later became the CEO of YouTube. She also worked on other products such as Books, Adsense, Images, Adword and Analytics. 
    19. The first Google doodle was first shown in 1998, it displayed stick figure behind 2nd o of google to give message that founders are out of office. It indicated their presence at Nevada deserts man Burning Festival. for those who dont about google doodle, it is googles way of celebrating holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists with fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate. 
    20. It is about GG- Google Goats. Yes, you heard it right, Google hires goats for mowing some fields at Mountain View headquarters. They have decided to reduce carbon-emision when clearing the weeds. Also, they do not create any bad noises. 
    21. Compters at Google display you the top search results in just a second by considering over 200 factors. 
    22.  Google also owns the domain names like googlr.com, gogle.com, gooogle.com and googel.com to cover all types of spelling mistakes.
    23. Surprisingly, google do not own Googol.com. 
    24. Google also owns a fully numeric domain name, 466453.com, it was handy for numeric keypad users to access google.com using this domain name.
    25. Googles first tweet on twitter was in mix of English and binary Im 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010. Binary consists of only zeroes and ones.

      Im 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010

      — Google (@google) February 26, 2009

       

    26. Surely, it is not the search engine, which is making them that amount of money. But, Google is earning most of its revenue (89% ) from advertising only, mainly two platforms- Adsense and Adwords.
    27.  After, the introduction of Did you mean, traffic on Google doubles up. 
    28. Google became the worlds largest search engine after, a few years of its launch in July 2000.
    29. Google growth in processing web pages has become nearly a million times, since it started. Google processed tens of pages per second inits initial days. 
    30. Oxford Dictionary added the verb Google to its dictionary in June 2006, meaning searching on Google.
    31. Many petabytes of data is processed daily by Google and One petabyte is equal to 1000 TB. 
    32.  Google daily experiences new search queries, about 16-20% are new. 
    33.  A single query on Google uses thousands of computers to return search results in less than a second.
    34.  Google employees are called Googlers and new Google employees are known as Nooglers. 
    35. Google also owns the largest network of translators, Google Translate.
    36. Googles homepage can be viewed in 88 different languages. 
    37. Mozilla Firefox browser got nearly a billion $ to continue Google as its default search engine for 3 years. According to allthingsd, it is exactly 300 million USD per year in December 2011. 
    38.  The company’s unofficial slogan is, “Don’t be evil.”
    39.   Google has ability to track its users and let advertisers know, ads they clicked and websites they visited. Google can track behavior of users online.
    40. Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, to work on Nexus 6. But, the main aim was to expand Project Ara to develop modular smartphones. Later, Google sold it for $2.91 billion to Lenovo.
    41. The University where the founders of Google studied, Stanford stills owns the patent of Googles algorithm names PageRank.
    42. Googles homepage was initially not center aligned, but it was right side aligned. Later, in March 2001, it was centered. 
    43. Google is a dog-friendly firm. Dogs are most welcomed to the offices of google. On the other side, cats are not allowed because of number of dogs present inside. 
    44. Google has photographed about 28 million of roads for the existence of Google Street View.
    45. Google Maps Street View also possesses 360 degree views of Mount Everest Base Camp.
    46. Google has also hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert. google-camel-2-horizontal-large-gallery
    47. Googles founders were not actually into starting a business. So, they tried to sell their search engine project to Excite for $ 1 million (the deal was also offered at 750k$) in 1999. 
    48. Later in 2002, Yahoo offered $3 billion for Google, but this time Google rejected offer. 
    49. Googles headquarters in Mountain view, California has a lot of odd decorations like T-Rex named Stan, a space ship, pink flamingos, a Lego figure, adult-sized ball pits, Android statues, and phone boxes painted in Google colors.
    50. Founders bought T-Rex-named Stan, to remind employees that they should never allow Google to go extinct in future.
    51. Facebooks first Annual Hacker Cup Coding Challenge event was won by a Google employee. He went to collect his prize wearing Google badge in Facebooks Headquarters. 
    52. On August 16, 2013, Google servers went down for maintenance for five minutes which caused depreciation in global internet traffic by 40%. 
    53. Google is considered to be the best firm to work for around the world. Fortune Mag continuously reported Google as best work place for 4 years. 
    54. Google earns USD 20 billion from advertising every year. 
    55. Im Feeling Lucky button costs Google $110 million per year, because it bypasses all ads. 
    56. When a Google employee dies, spouse get half of salary for next 10 years. Thats not all, children also get $10000 per month until they grow 19 years of age. 

Hope you enjoyed pretty long list of Google Facts. If you have any other fact, then comment it below. 

 

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