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Almost every one of us uses Google daily. Let’s admit that Google has become a huge part of our lives and we can’t live a day without using this global search engine. So, we live in a Web generation, in particular, the generation of Google. But, what do we really know about Google? Below, find interesting facts behind the Google, just for your information and, perhaps, the motivation!

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The original nickname was BackRub due to the backlink technology used to determine site importance but eventually changed the name to Google originating from the misspelling of the word “Googol” (the mathematician’s term for the number one followed by one hundred zeros) to signify the large quantities of information for people that it would provide.

  • Google began as a research project in 1996
  • Google.com domain went online in 1997
  • The first funding of $100,000 for Google was provided by Andy Bechtolsheim the co-founder of Sun Microsystems
  • Google incorporated in 1998
  • 30 million pages indexed in 1998, 1 billion pages indexed in 2000
  • Acquired Blogger in 2003
  • Adsense launched in 2003
  • Gmail launched in 2004
  • 8 billion pages indexed in in 2004
  • Acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion
  • 1 Trillion pages indexed in in 2008
  • Android announced in 2007
  • Chrome launched in 2008
  • 1.8 million shares given to Stanford University for its PageRank Patent sold by Stanford in 2005 for $336 million
  • It currently runs over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world
  • Google search handles over 1 billion searches per day
  • 7.2 billion daily page views
  • 87.8 billion monthly worldwide searches conducted on Google sites
  • Google’s global search market share is 85%
  • Daily visitors to Google is 620 million

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  • 97% is the percentage of revenue from advertising
  • Over 19,000 employees
  • A ‘Noogler’ is a new person at Google
  • YouTube market share is 39.4%
  • 146 million Gmail users
  • Google analytics is used on 57% of the top 10,000 websites
  • 4.5 billion Apps have been installed from the Android Market
  • Google’s Android mobile operating system is the world’s leading smart phone platform surpassing Nokia and Apple with a 33% share
  • 33 million Android operating systems were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2010
  • Google Driverless car named the ‘Stanley’ won the DARPA Grand challenge and the $2 million in prize money from the US Department of Defense in 2005

Don’t be evil and feel lucky!

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