Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who were the Ph.D. students. You have been using Google for decades and you will agree to the fact that it is the best source of help when you are nil. Today, people are so dependable to Google Search Engine that they don’t make an effort to find out instead they take their smartphone or sit on PC to search the result.
Google has become the most popular search engine than any other. Wherever, one finds any difficulty, we just say go and search on Google, you will definitely get a number of answers. Let us look over some of the interesting facts about the history of Google you might haven’t heard.
1. The original name was ‘BackRub’!
When Page and Brin first developed the algorithm they put the project name as BackRub. It was a good decision to change the name from BackRub to Google. Just imagine how it would like when one constantly saying “Let me just BackRub it”. Huh, just funny line.
2. The word Google!
Did you know! The word google is derived from the mathematical term Googol, which is generally a 1 with hundred zeros. This you can see down on the search page where it is written Goooogle, certain ‘o’ represents the page number results found for a particular search.
3. Bunch Of Spelling Mistakes!
It is unbelievable, but it’s right Google Search Engine is a multi-billion dollar spelling mistakes. When Larry and Sergey went to register the domain name, they were happy to see as Google.com is available. Google is not an accurate word in itself, later they came to know that it has been just a misspelled of Googol. Finally, they make the decision to roll with Google.com.
4. A Word ‘Google’ Added!
As Google has been just a spelling mistake, it has no meaning at all. In 2006 Oxford English Dictionary officially added the word in it as a verb. Soon Google became the synonym for searching information on the internet.
5. The First Google Computer Was Built With Legos!
This sounds something silly! But it is true and hard to believe that Google first started with a ch9ildren toy. Today, it runs over more than one million servers in data centers to perform more than 3 billion searches that made internationally every day.
6. Founders Didn’t Like Each Other!
It is true that once in a time the founders don’t like and know each other. They both have clashes between them on every topic they discussed. Soon the two ended by becoming friends and takes their project further.
7. Google Was Sold In A Less Than A Million Dollars
In 1999, an offer was put to the former CEO of the internet company, George Bell to buy Google in 1 million dollars but he refused. Later the price as knock down to $750,000 dollars, again Bell refused by saying the price is too high.
Well, how can Bell predict that the company he turned down will give billions of dollars? Never mind, Bell‘s refusal has been noted in the history of making the worst business decision ever made.
8. Founders Have A Special Runway At NASA
Yes! This is actually right that the founder’s Page and Brin’s private planes have runways in NASA for landing where no other planes can land.
9. The Concept Of I’m Feeling Lucky Button!
Did you ever notice what the button below Google Search Engine “I’m Feeling lucky” benefit you when you click it? For this, the company cost $110 million each year. Actually, this button takes the user directly to the top search results.
10. Till Now 2000 Doodles Created
Did you know what is Doodle? Well, it is a way of Google to celebrate any festival or day to create an interestingly unique Logo. So the interesting thing is that till now Google has been created over 2000 Doodles for their homepage.