Google Anniversary: 25 Fascinating Facts About The Search Engine Giant

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Google Anniversary: 25 Fascinating Facts About The Search Engine Giant
©  ABC News: Ben Sveen

Google Anniversary: The American multinational technology company, now under the ownership of Alphabet Inc., was initially launched on September 4. Since its inception, Google has undergone a remarkable journey and is poised to make significant strides in the field of AI technology in the years ahead.

However, on the occasion of the Google Anniversary, let’s delve into 25 Fun Facts about Google.


25 Fun Facts About Google

  1. The Search Engine was initially launched on September 4, but they celebrate their Google Anniversary on September 27.
  2. Google was originally known as BackRub.
  3. The search engine was named ‘Google’ as a reference to “googol” (10 raised to the power of 100).
  4. The world ‘Google’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006 as a verb.
  5. In 2023, Google became the dominant search engine with a 92.82 percent market share
  6. The very first Google Doodle was published way back in 1998 as a a joke from Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to remind Googlers they would be out of office for Burning Man.
  7. The first animated Doodle, however, made its debut on Halloween 2000.
  8. Google has over 70 offices in 50 countries.
  9. Google HQ, or Googleplex, is located at Mountain View, California, United States.
  10. The first international Google office is located in Tokyo in 2001.
  11. Google’s UAE offices in Dubai is the only office located in a desert. 
  12. From October 2, 2015, 2015 Alphabet Inc. has been Google’s parent company
  13. Google reaches over 8.5 Billion searches per day worldwide.
  14. In 1997, Google almost sold their search engine system to Yahoo for $1 million.
  15. Google’s homepage is available in all languages.
  16. On September 15, 1997 was registered as the domain.
  17. Google was founded in California’s Silicon Valley. Page and Brin rented the garage from Susan Wojcicki (now the CEO of Youtube) for $1,700 a month.
  18. Stanford University still owns the patent to Google’s original search algorithm.
  19. Google employees have access to free food and snacks at every office.
  20. Google has over 170,000+ employees worldwide
  21. Long-term Google employees are called Googlers, whereas new Google employees are called Nooglers.
  22. Google office dogs are called Dooglers.
  23. Google announced its email service Gmail on April Fool’s Day in 2004. However, everyone thought it was a joke.
  24. Google launched its ‘Image Search’ feature July 12, 2001, following the demand for pictures of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic green Versace dress which she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000.
  25. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998.


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