12 Surprising Facts About Google That You Don’t Know
fossbytes 2015-09-18 04:39
google-surprising-factsWith an aim to organize the world’s information to be available at your fingertips, Larry Page and Sergey Brin began a research project in 1996 that today we know as Google. It is yet another rags to riches story of a startup which was originally nicknamed as “BackRub”.

According to surveys, Google’s search share is about 68% on the Internet and as in April 2015, has acquired over 180 companies. Google is so famous that to google or google it have become verbs today. Google owns multiple companies under each alphabet in English and therefore, changed itself to Alphabet (pretentious huh).

And there is so much that you probably don’t know about Google, sorry Alphabet. Check out some amazing facts about Google (it has stuck now!!) one of the most creative company today.

1. Google’s 40 GB DataBase

In its primitive days, all of the Google was squeezed inside ten 4 GB hard disks. You know how big it is today? Something around 100 million GB.

2. Googol Is It?

The $400 billion company was supposed to be named Googol but became Google due to a spelling error by the investors.

3. Minimalistic Homepage

Did you ever wonder why Google has such a sparse and simple homepage? After all it can get the best designers, right! When Larry and Brin  created Google, they didn’t know enough HTML to make a pretty looking homepage. As it was a simple interface, they stuck with it.

4. Acquiring New Company Each Week

Know why Google is so rich and creative? Because it owns almost every other company. Google has averaged to acquiring new company each week since 2010.

5. Low Grades? Awesome!!

Google oversees your GPA’s and instead looks for some real developer skills. In fact, they have teams where 14% of employees haven’t even attended college. Now are you feeling lucky?

6. Google Fun Tricks

Google is smart, and it is fun. If you are bored, Google has a bundle of fun tricks for you.

7. New Searches Every Day

Every day Google sees about 16% of the search queries that it has never seen before. Everyone is unique I guess..

8. Computer That Can Program Itself

Google is all into advanced tech. It is believed that Google is developing a computer that will be so advanced that it can program itself. God, please don’t create a Skynet.

9. Best Company To Work For

The company’s employees are its biggest assets, and Google knows that. It has the best work culture and has been named the best company to work for by Fortune several times.

10. Google Used To Plan Weddings

Google.com/weddings was a free service provided by the company that helped people to plan their weddings and thanks to Google wedding planner, many did get married.

11. Google Is Trying To Cure Death

Google has a subsidiary company Calico, that runs experiments to stop aging and ultimately cure death.

12. I’m Feeling Lucky. Not Google Though

Google loses $100 million per year because of the I’m feeling lucky button, just to make sure you get an ad-free search.

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via:fossbytes.com
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