But here are some of the things that we may not know about Google the company and google the search engine.
- The word Google is a play of the mathematical term “Googol” which means 10 raise to 100 or 10100 in mathematical terms. You can also write the word “googol” as 10 followed by 100 zeros.
- Google’s founders are also college drop out… just like the richest man that we all know.
- Google is an original college project by Standford MA student Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
- September 15, 1997 was the date google.com was registered.
- Google offered the Klingon translation making it the 70th language the google supports.
- Google’s main competitor where mainly portals and search engine second. While google is purely web search.
Those are just the things that make google a very colorful company like it’s logo. Even the logo itself has it’s own story.
For a crash course on Google’s history, you can read this article by PC World. Eleven Years of Google: A Look Back
Last modified: October 4, 2009