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Saturday, 15 February 2014

20 Facts about google you must know



1) The biggest irony of Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s life is that there original goal for these  two enthusiastic PH.D. Students was to to sell their Google search idea for $1 million to whoever was willing to purchase it. However, luckily for them (and us?), nobody turned up... and In the year 1997, Yahoo rejected an offer to buy Google for $1 million ,whereas Google has grown up to $200 Billion. 


2) Google was originally named Googol but when  Larry Page and Sergey Brin received their first $100,000 paycheck in the name of Google Inc. and they had to run and create a bank account for the name, so that they could cash it. Therefore, the naming ceremony was nothing but an accident.


3)Google's first ever Twitter post was as

For anyone not fluent in binary, here's a hint — it's a well known phrase from the company's homepage. Got it? Yep, it reads: "I'm feeling lucky."


4)Google estimates that the "I'm feeling lucky!" button has cost 

approximately $100 million dollars in lost ad revenue, but Google still keeps the button because the users like it.

5) Google announced its spell checker i.e. “Did you mean…” feature. This instantly doubled their traffic.



6) Google rents out goats. Yes you read that right. It rents goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ.


7)The word Google is now a Google definition in Google dictionary


formal English word, and was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006. Now, you can listen to more and more people saying “google it" used as a synonym for general web searching.


8) Many Google products originated as services provided by companies that Google has since acquired 143 one of which is deepmind a best AI company.


9) October 9, 2006, it was announced that the YouTube would be purchased by Google for US$1.65    billion (Though google has its own google vedious)


10) Some facts about YouTube.



  • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year
  • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 80% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 61 countries and across 61 languages



11) The home page of google was dimple because at that time they dont know much HTML so they they designed it in simple manner.Over the years, the founders still prefer and insist to keep the home page simple and they insist that the words on the home page do not exceed 28 words.

12) Google estimates that an ad on its homepage would cost around  $10 million, but the page is still not for sale. The founders of the company want to keep the page as it started years ago.

13) Google written backwards is elgooG, but did you know you could search backwards too at http://elgoog.im

14)The private planes of Sergey Brin and Larry page land on the strips of NASA HQ, where no other planes can land. Talk about royalty -  Googlers are having the best of it.

15) Google Earth reached one-billion downloads in 2011.


 16) “(Google)…receives more than 20,000 resumes a week, or two every minute, according to Sunny Gettinger, a Google spokeswoman.”


17)  Out of which only less then 0.5% gets selected after series of 29 Interviews.


18) Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.


19) 620 million users 
visit www.google.com daily. Does that number stand for half the world’s population? Maybe not, but it definitely stands for almost all the people who use the Internet.

20) Google processes around 20 petabytes 1015 or 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of information Data petebytes processed by google daily, which is an unbelievable number to put your mind around. The number suggests that approximately almost every person using the Internet uses Google at least once.
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