Google searching for 11 years!

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It’s the 11th anniversary of Google. We know that Google is the leader in web search, including image and news.

But here are some of the things that we may not know about Google the company and google the search engine.

  1. 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.
  2. Google’s founders are also college drop out… just like the richest man that we all know.
  3. Google is an original college project by Standford MA student Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
  4. September 15, 1997 was the date google.com was registered.
  5. Google offered the Klingon translation making it the 70th language the google supports.
  6. 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

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