Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of Google. This is considered old age in the tech industry, so we have compiled a list with curious facts about Google’s search engine.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1998. Although the company was founded on September 4, 1998, it has been celebrating its birthday every September 27 since 2006.
Google doodles: The first was created by Larry Page, Sergey Brin, as a way to communicate that they were not in the office in the unlikely event that the server would stop working during their 1998 Burning Man Festival.
Google employs more than 72,000 people.
Google is the global leader in mobile and digital advertising revenue. Analyst estimates predict that $ 50 billion (67%) of Google’s digital advertising revenue will be generated by the mobile sector in 2017, an increase from $ 38 billion in 2016.
Google has domains that have misspelled names such as Gooogle.com or Googlr.com. He also owns 466453.com which is the number to type Google using a telephone keypad.
According to statistics, Google held 90.3% of global search engine market share in October 2016. This percentage has dropped to 86.8% in July 2017.
Google employees are predominantly white, Asian, or male. Recode reported that the percentage of Google employees who identify as white has declined from 59% this year to 56%. The percentage of Asian employees grew from 32% to 35%.
Google was named after the number “googol”, a numeral that is followed by one hundred zeros.
Google announced earlier this year that it will fund a new software project to automate local news writing.
This is Google.com as it looked on December 2, 1998.
Google announced at the Google I / O developer event in May that more than 2 Billion pages are in AMP format. This enhanced cache is used to speed up the performance of mobile pages and covers 900,000 domains.
Google claims that there are more than 100,000,000 gigabytes worth of web pages within its search index.
Google’s philosophy states, “Ten things that we know to be true.” Number 1: Keep your eyes on the user, and all else will follow.
Google began putting on pranks in 2000. The first prank was called the Mental Plex hoax. It asked users to give Google their thoughts. An archived version can be found here.
Google announced the appointment of a chief of diversity following publication of a 3,000 word internal memo accusing Google of discrimination.
Google was founded in Susan Wojcicki’s garage. YouTube’s CEO is Wojcicki.
Google has five of the top ten US mobile apps: YouTube and Google Play, Google Maps and Gmail.
Google purchased YouTube for $ 1.65 billion in 2006, making it its largest ever purchase.
Google’s chief of artificial intelligence says you shouldn’t be worried about a robot apocalypse.