Thursday, September 28, 2017

Google Turns 19 - Here are 19 Random Facts You Never Knew About Google

This kind of reminds how the world we live in and everything in it keeps on evolving as time pass by. Some get better with time while time gets worse or totally ruined with time, but in the case of the mountain view search giants, they have really perfected so many things for nearly 2 decades of their operations. Just like the 25 iPhone Stories and Secrets That Became Known After 10 Years, the world once again is thrilled with learning about the 19 Random Facts no one knew about Google until 19 years. And they are;
Google Doodle
1.   I can be certain that almost every Google user both old and new have searched who is the owner of Google, or who are the owners of Google, or who are the founders of Google. Well to answer your questions, Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998. The company was incorporated on Sept. 4, 1998, but has celebrated its birthday on September 27 since 2006.

2.   Google was started in Susan Wojcicki’s garage who (Wojcicki ) is now the CEO of YouTube.

3.   Google employs more than 72,000 people.

4. Google leads the world in digital and mobile ad revenue. Nearly $50 billion — 67 percent of Google’s net digital ad revenue — will come from mobile in 2017, up from $38 billion in 2016 according to the analyst estimates.

5. Google owns domains of common misspellings of its name, like,, etc. Google also owns, which are the corresponding numbers that spell out Google on a phone’s keypad.

6.   Google owns five of the Top 10 mobile apps in America: YouTube, Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail and Google Search.

7. Google is still mostly white, Asian and male. As Recode reported, the percentage of Google employees who are white decreased from 59 percent to 56 percent this year. The percentage of Asian employees increased from 32 percent to 35 percent.

8. Google is named for the number “googol,” which is the numeral one followed by a hundred zeroes.

9.    Earlier this year, it was announced that Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news.

10.    Here’s what looked like on Dec. 2, 1998.
The Wayback Machine screenshot of Google’s beta

11.  At the Google I/O developer conference in May, Google announced that there are now more than two billion pages using its AMP format, improved caching to speed up mobile page performance, spanning 900,000 domains.

12. According to Google, there are hundreds of billions of web pages within the Google Search index, and it is well over 100,000,000 gigabytes in size.

13. Google’s philosophy consists of “Ten things we know to be true.” The No. 1 item: Focus on the user and all else will follow.

14. Google started playing elaborate April Fools’ Day jokes on April 1, 2000. The first joke was the MentalPlex hoax, which invited users to let Google read their minds. An archived version of the page can be found here.

15. Google recently announced a new head of diversity, just as it was dealing with a controversial 3,000-word internal memo sent to the company by an employee.

16.   Speaking of Google’s Doodles, the first Doodle was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as an out-of-office message in case of a server crash while the two founders attended the Burning Man Festival in 1998.

17.   In October 2016, statistics showed that Google owns 90.3 percent of the world market share of search engines; as of July 2017, Google owns 86.8 percent.

18. Google bought YouTube in 2006 for a whopping $1.65 billion, its largest purchase ever at the time.

19. Google’s head of artificial intelligence doesn’t think you should worry about a coming robot apocalypse.

More photos and events of Google's 19th birthday, visit Google's 19th Birthday Page

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