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The name ‘Google’ was an accident. It was the result of a spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’. The domain name “” was already taken by the time Google was founded.

The domain was registered on 15 September 1997.

The first operations of Google was started in this garage

Google (aka Googol) is a mathematical term which means “1 followed by hundred Zeros”. The term ‘Googol’ was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasne.

Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.
     Google’s Homepage has 42 validation errors.

Google’s homepage can be accessed in 88 languages including Urdu and Latin.
Every day the Google servers receive about a billion search requests. 20 to 25% of Google queries have never been searched before.

The main reason why the Google homepage is so simple is because the founders didn’t know HTML. The submit button was included much later and hitting the return key was the only way to get the search results.

The “I am feeling lucky” button is almost never used by the end user. However it was found that removing the button would reduce the Google experience.

Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

All Google employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working in their own projects. Google news and Orkut are two big examples that grew from this working model.

Google consists of over 450,000 servers, racked up in clusters located in data centers around the world.

Google started in January, 1996 as a research project at Stanford University, by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.The original google project was named backrub.

When Google started it indexed 25,000 web pages. Today Google indexes billions of web pages and each time it grows by 10-25%.

The pagerank algorithm uses more than 200 attributes to determine the rank of a given webpage.
Google has the largest corporate solar panel installation in the US.

The biggest break in search came when Google introduced their improved spell checker seen as “Did you mean?”This feature doubled their traffic and soon the developers discovered that the ideal placement was at the bottom of the search results.
     Gmail- Free email from Google was used internally for nearly 2 years
     by Google employees before it was launched for public use. The  
     engineers discovered that there are typically 6 types of email users
     and Gmail was made to satisfy the needs of them. 

Google’s index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising of 8 billion web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages 
often in less than half a second.

    There isn’t any restriction for proper dress code in the Google office.  

    This may include pajamas and even super hero costumes.  

   Tom Vendetta is the youngest google employee ever hired.
   He was hired by Google when he was 15 years old. 
   Vendetta used to fool his friends by sending fake press releases 
    and news.
    Vendetta was employed to know the know-how of the teen and to 
     implement them in  Gmail security flaws.

   The first employee that google hired is Craig Silverstein.

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