FACTS – GOOGLE.COM

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WEBSITE

WWW.GOOGLE.COM

  1. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
  2. By 2020, Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique.
  3. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.20
  4. Facebook’s first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.19
  5. For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014
  6. Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.17
  7. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.18
  8. Google has been acquiring 2 companies per month since 2010.
  9. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.16
  10. Google was originally called “Backrub”.
  11. Google is the world’s most visited website.
  12. Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.15
  13. com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.14
  14. com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  15. Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
  16. GPA’s is not the only criteria to be considered at Google, they found it “Worthless as criteria for hiring” they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college.13
  17. In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.12
  18. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  19. On April Fool’s day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn’t a joke.11
  20. One gram of your DNA could store all of Facebook and Google’s data.
  21. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.5
  22. The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
  23. Try typing “askew” and see the results for yourself.7
  24. When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.9
  25. You can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.

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