10 Amazing Google Facts That You Did Not Know About

Google Inc. was incorporated as a privately held company in September 1998 and they had their IPO in August 2004. They have been the largest search engine company since then. It is estimated that Google runs over 1 million servers in data centers across the world and processes over one billion search requests per day. Whether we like it or not, we depend on Google and they depend on us. Here are some interesting facts that you may not know about the company.

Google Used To Be Named BackRub

When Google was formed, the founders accidentally misspelled the word “googol,” which is a word that refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes. The word “googol” was chosen because the goal of the company was to organize massive amounts of information. In an article from the BusinessInsider earlier this month, we learned that Google co-founder and current CEO Larry Page was obsessed with the number googol even while attending East Lansing High School in Michigan. The original name of Google was BackRub, but they renamed it to Google in 1997.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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  1. Aswani says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing these amazing facts. I really enjoyed reading especially Google renting Goats…Lol, I cannot believe !!

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