Happy Birthday Google! 5 Mind Blowing Facts About Google

Google is a super giant search engine which was founded 20 years ago by two Stanford University students – Sergey Brin and Larry Page. According to their statement; the duo decided to launch the Google search engine with the aim of making information accessible to the world.

 

And indeed, Google has truly made information easily accessible to the world as Google Search is now available in over 190 Countries and more than 150 languages.

Happy Birthday Google

Today, Google celebrates their 20th birthday to mark the journey of two rigourous interesting and fulfilling decades.

On this article, you’ll get to discover some Mind-Blowing facts about Google which we thought you should know 😉

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

 

1. Google’s Alphabet A-Z

Alphabet Inc. (A-Z) is the Parent Company where Google which stands for letter G is one of the product under the Parent Company. Other products are; A for AdsenseB for BloggerC for Cardboard, D for Drive, and etc.

⇒ You can find a list of All of the Alphabet’s Products from A-Z here.

 

2. Where Did Google Get Its Name From?

Before the name Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin named it “Backrub”. However for the new name which is Google, the origin of was coined from a mathematical expression “number 1 followed by 100 zeros”.

They believe the name reflects their motto which is “to Organise world’s information and make it useful likewise accessible”

 

3. Google Tried To Sell Itself in 1999

Do you know that Google had once tried to sell itself before?

This was around 1999 when Google tried to sell itself for $1 million but the deal couldn’t work out as the Excite CEO rejected the offer of buying it.

Alas today, Google is now estimated to worth roughly more than $100 billion!

4. How Many People Use Google A Day?

While there is no exact and precise statistics of the numbers of people who use google in a day; it was discovered the number of google searches is very high.

According to a source; Google now processes over 40,000 queries per second on average. This statistics translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide!

 

5.  Google’s Locations

According to themirror.co.uk, Google has more than 60,000 employees in 50 different countries but the headquarters are situated in Mountain View, California.

I can now remember while when i was using the Google Blogger Platform, i’d once saw something like “My Blogspot Blog Server is situated at Mountain View, California”

 

Google Search Tips and Tricks

Apart from typing your queries directly to Google Search box, do you know there are some tips and tricks you can use to get answers faster!

For instance; you can use Google To Translate Numbers To English Letters; like 150 to one hundred and fifty.

To do this, simply type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.

Photo source: Pinterest

 

You can Discover more Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks Here.

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