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50 Amazing and interesting facts about Google

Amazing facts about Google

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1.Google is internet’s most visited website according to Alexa.

2.Over 1 billion search requests per day are handled by Google. It is done by using over 1 million computers.

3.Google became the world’s largest search engine in June 2000.

4.Currently Google can analyze around millions of pages a second, whereas it is 30-40 pages at initial days.

5.”Google” is added as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary in June 2006.

6.Google surpassed one billion unique visitors in May 2011.

7.US$50 billion is the annual revenue for Google in the year 2012. Google announced it on January 2013.

8.Google operates 70 offices in more than 40 countries.

9.In early 1999, Google founders decided to sell it for US$1 million to Excite CEO but they refused it.

10.Initial public offering of Google took place on August 19, 2004.

11.Keyhoke, Inc. is the company which developed a product called Earth viewer which gave a 3-D view of the Earth. Google acquired it and renamed it as Google Earth on 2005.

12.99% of Google profit comes from its advertising.

13.Did you know that Google has the ability to analyze and track a persons online behavior and Google inform its advertisers the sites they visited and the ads they clicked.

14.Google acquired more than one company on average since 2010.

15.Google has acquired around 127 companies in 12 years.

16.56% of the internet users Google about themselves.

17.Google is used by 57%  american kids as their first word.

18.Recently some core Google services went down for 5 minutes which lead to a drop of 40% of worldwide internet traffic.

18.”Don’t be evil” is the unofficial slogan of Google.

19.95116 years, this is the time it will take for you to do a manual search 50 billion web pages of Google, at one minute a page.

20.88 languages can be used in Google home page.

21.Google Processes around 20 petabytes of information daily.

22.Google rents goats, this isn’t a joke!. Google rents them to cut the amount of weed.

23.Google’s first tweet was in binary format which means “i’m feeling lucky”.

24.Brin and page considered calling Google as “What Box”. But they dropped the idea as it sounds like “wet box”, which sounded like some kind of porn.

25.Google pays Mozilla Millions of dollars a year as Firefox web browser uses Google as the default search provider.

26.Google site traffic is doubled, when Google introduced its “Did you mean?”.

27.The prime reason that Google’s home page is bare, due to the fact that the founders of Google want a quick interface and don’t know HTML.

28.Did you know that Google logo was not centered until 2001.

29.Many employees of Google became instant millionaires when Google went public

30.Google encourages its employees to use 20% of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are such examples.

31.Did you know that the total revenue for the company is US$59.82 billion for the year 2013.

32.Presently 47,756 are working for Google, and the new employees are called “Nooglers”.

33.In 2007 Google started planning to release its own mobile phone, as a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. This project is called Android, which is an operating system for mobiles.

34.Google released it first android phone on January 5,2010, with the name Nexus One.

35.Currently Google has released many android devices like Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and planning out to role on new editions.

36.YouTube, Blogger, DoubleClick, AdMob, Nest Labs, Virus Total are some of the subsidiaries for Google.

37.Largest network of translators in the word is owned by Google.

38.Google discovered that there was around 6 types of email users by using it internally for nearly 2 years prior to launch in public.

 39.Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011, whereas it sold it for $2.91 billion in 2014.

40.Google has spent around $9.8 billion on R&D in 2012.

41.”Google knows more about you than your mother” these are words quoted by a critic

Historical facts about Google

42.Larry Page and Sergey Brin together own 16 percent of its shares, who founded Google while they were Ph.D. Students at Stanford University on September 4, 1998.

43.”BlackRub” is the nick name given by the founders to the search engine, They changed it to Google, originated by misspelling the word “googol”.

44. z.stanford.edu and google.stanford.edu are the names with which Google ran at Stanford School of Engineering which is an attempt to analyze and catalog the world wide web.

45.Craig Silverstein currently serves as the director of technology at Google, who is the first employee of Google Inc.’s hired in September 1998.

46.Google made its first Google Doodle in the year 1999.

47.The concept of the doodle was born even before the company was incorporated.

48.There are more than 1000 doodles created by the team called doodlers in Google.They are talented illustrators who work hard to bring smiles on faces of people who visit the homepage.

49.Google translate could translate more than 80 languages.

50.Google’s annual income is greater than 50 billion dollars.

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