Where there is a will, there is surely a way! And Lary and Sergey are an example for this proverb to be right. They didn’t know HTML to create a proper homepage and that’s why google’s homepage was so simple, even without a button. The story of how google evolved is truly inspirational and recommended as a must read. Below are the facts about how how did google get its name and how did google start actually and how did google grow so quickly. In short, it’s all about the success story of Google. Go ahead and get inspired.
1) The name Google was a misspelling. One story says investors misspelled the mathematical term “googol” as “google” on a check, and the spelling stuck.
2) In 1998, the Google homepage included a Yahoo-like punctuation mark: the exclamation point! Google did try to copy Yahoo, at least their logo format.
3) The homepage is notoriously sparse because the founders didn’t know HTML to make it fancy, and they wanted a simple user interface.
4) At first, you had to press the return key on the keyboard, as they didn’t know how to design a submit button.
5) One of the early versions of Google could process 30-50 pages per second.Now Google can process millions of pages per second.
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6) Google was first stored on ten 4 GB hard drives in a Lego casing, which is now showcased by Stanford University.
7) Google’s original name was Backrub, based on the system finding and ranking pages based on back links. So did you find something on “Backrub”?
8) Until March 2001, the Google homepage was aligned on the right side of the page instead of centered.
9) Since the founders Lary and Sergey weren’t looking to start their own business, they tried to sell their search engine system. Yahoo originally rejected Google’s offer, but in 2002 offered to buy Google for $3 billion. But later Google rejected the offer, and it’s now valued at $400 billion.
11) The first Google Doodle was an out-of-office message in 1998 when Brin and Page were traveling to Nevada to attend the Burning Man festival. The doodle was a man standing behind the second O. They wanted users to know they wouldn’t be available to fix tech issues.
12) In 2006, Oxford English Dictionary included the verb “google” in their listings, meaning “to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the World Wide Web.”
13) Google acquired YouTube via meetings at Denny’s. Rightly said by a cafe chain, a lot can happen over coffee.
14) Withing a minimal period of introducing Street View, the Google Street View has about 28 million miles of photographed roads.
15) Google’s reCAPTCHA feature helps their computers learn how to read text. The computers are able to identify words scanned from books, even if they are warped.
16) Known for providing gourmet food and snacks to employees, the first Google snack in 1999 was Swedish Fish, a chewy candy.
17) Headquarters is full of odd decorations, such as a T-Rex nicknamed Stan, a space ship, pink flamingos, a Lego figure, adult-sized ball pits, Android statues and phone boxes painted in Google colors.
18) As employees are called Googlers, new employees are called Nooglers.
19) Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford when Brin was tasked to show Page around the school as a new student.
20) Larry Page’s brother was a co-founder of a eGroups, a dot-com company that Yahoo bought for about $500 million in 2000.
21) Google has averaged a new company acquisition each week since 2010. Since the outset, Google has worked hard to be unconventional and innovative. As an archetype for the modern tech company, Google continues to set the bar for the interesting, offbeat, and creative.
22) Google is now going to become a new holding company called Alphabet, whose CEO and President are Larry Page and Sergey Brin respectively. Sundar Pichai will take up as the new CEO of Google. Shareholders will get one Alphabet share for every Google share they previously owned.
The journey will go on and on…
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