Google Facts

Tuesday

  • The name "Google" originated from a misspelling of "googol," which refers to 10100 (the number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred zeros). Having found its way increasingly into everyday language, the verb, "Google", was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006, meaning, "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet.
  • Google's ad model was originally developed by a company named Overture ( Now a Yahoo company).
  • Google had lost the Amazon Europe ad deal to Yahoo. Larry and Serjey were traveling on their private jet when they got this news. With much persuation the founders arranged a secret meeting with Amazon's CEO. Google raised its bid to such a level that Yahoo was eventually forced to back out of the deal saying that it did not make business sense for the latter.
  • Google's inhouse chef Charlie Ayers is one of the few chefs in the world who became a millionaire by selling personal Google shares given to him.
  • Google's relaxed corporate culture can also be seen externally through their holiday variations of the Google logo. A license plate seen in the Googleplex parking lot.

  • Google has a policy where employees are allowed to spend 20% of their time pursuing their interests. Google news, Gmail,Orkut,AdSense and a host of other applications are a result of employee ideas which originated during this 20% time.
  • Google has one of the largest hardware infrastructure and computing power in the world. This can be gauged from the fact that the company crawl the entire web and saves it in its computers. When a user searches for something, the Google computers searches through the saved pages and throws out relevant results within seconds.
All the above information and pictures are taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google

Submitted by Gaurav Jain

2 opinions:

man, this is awesome yaar.....

esp the 20% thing...
thank god fr dat time or life wudn't hv been d same.....

ur doin a gud job man...
keep it up...

although i also hv a suggestion ki why not cum up wid smthng original as well???....
i knw u r more dan capable of it so go on mate, shw d world wht u capable of...

mood_swinger said...
3 July 2007 at 2:09 PM  

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sCrutaBilis said...
3 July 2007 at 2:12 PM  

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