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15 Mind Blowing Facts About Google You Didn’t Know

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15 Mind Blowing Facts About Google You Didn’t Know

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I don’t think there is anyone alive who has not heard of Google. But there are many people who don’t these mind blowing facts about Google. If you are reading this then you probably want to know these facts. So without wasting much time, let’s get started.

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Facts about Google:

1. Name

Google has derived its name from the mathematical term ‘googol’ which is basically 1 with 100 zeros following it.

2. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally named Google ‘Backrub’.

Source: Google

3. Mergers and Acquisitions

Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week since 2010. From YouTube to android and what not. It has newly acquired AIMatter (Artificial Intelligence (Computer vision), Mobile app developer ) on 16th August 2017.

– Source: Wikipedia

4. Runway In NASA

The two fountain head of Google( Larry Page and Sergey Brin ) have private runway in NASA. NASA agreed to let Google use the off-limits runway in exchange for scientific research.

– Source: TechCrunch

Sergey Brin And Larry Page

 

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

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6. Google was started in a garage.

Source: Google

7. Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

8. On August 16, 2013, the global Internet usage was decreased by 40% because Google went down for 5 minutes.

9.  The first tweet from Google was: “I’m feeling lucky” in binary code.

10. In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.

– Source: TechCrunch

11. According to Google GPA’s and test scores are worthless as criteria for hiring as they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college.

– Source: The New York Times

12. When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.

– Source: Business Insider

13. 2 million searches are performed every minute.

– Source: Mail Online

14. Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.

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15. The total size of Google Earth’s database is over 20 Petabytes.

– Source: Mashable

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