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A PLAY ON THE WORD "GOOGOL"

Google search engine was originally called Backrub but it didn't stick. Google tweaked the word "googol", a mathematical term for the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros, which reflects its founders' mission to organise an infinite amount of information on the web.

SERVER HOUSED IN A CABINET OF LEGO BRICKS

In 1996, Google's first server was housed on ten 4GB hard drive inside a Lego brick disk box, which let the founders expand the storage easily.

Today, Google is housed on over 100 mn GB of data, indexing over a trillion unique pages.

FROM GARAGE TO GOOGLEPLEX

In September 1998, Google set up its first office in Susan Wojcicki's garage (current CEO of YouTube) and eventually moved to its current headquarters, Googleplex, in Mountain View, California. As of 2016, Google had over 70 offices in more than 40 countries!


Did You Know?

Reportedly, about 2.5 mn people send their resume to the tech giant every year!


A TRILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY

Google founders approached Yahoo twice, in 1998 & 2002, to buy its search engine for merely $1 mn & $3 mn respectively, but both times Yahoo refused.

Yahoo!

In January 2020, the market cap of Google aka Alphabet vaulted above a trillion dollar mark for the first time The search giant became the 4th tech company - after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft to reach this market milestone.


DEVOURING THE COMPETITION

Since 2001, Google has made nearly 200 acquisitions from countries around the world!

It's most expensive purchase, Motorola Mobility, bought in 2012 for $12.5 bn, didn't pay off well but Youtube, which it acquired for $1.7 bn in 2006, generated $15 bn last year and contributed roughly 10% to all Google revenue.


WHAT HAPPENS ON GOOGLE IN A MINUTE?

In a little over 60 seconds, Google sees:

2.4 MILLION search inquiries More than 20.5 MILLION ad impressions ADS

Source Digital Information World As of 2014 600+ new users MINUTE

1.15 MILLION Play Store app downloads

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