Did you know that they used the name ‘BackRub’ before registering the name ‘Google’ with Google?
In this article we will talk about some of the things you may not know about Google (1998) which is younger than Netflix (1997), a world famous manufacturing company.
- Original name ‘BackRub’
Launched on September 4, 1998, Google is co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The meeting between the two was a coincidence. Arriving at Stanford University as a freshman, Larry Page is tasked with showing the university environment to Sergey Brin, who was already studying at the university. Coincidentally, they are launching the first version of Google ‘BackRub’ as their research project.
- Google started in the garage of the current CEO of YouTube!
It’s no secret that companies like Apple, HP, Amazon as well as Google started in a garage. However, the garage is being rented by Larry Page and Sergey Brin from a friend, Susan Wojcicki. Susan Wojcicki is currently the CEO or CEO of YouTube.
- Yahoo! Refuses to purchase Google
Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in 1998 and are trying to sell it to Yahoo for $ 1 million. But Yahoo rejects the deal. Realizing this, Yahoo again seeks to buy Google for $ 3 billion in 2002. At that point, Google asks for $ 5 billion. Yahoo has once again rejected the deal. (2008
Yahoo is reluctant to sell to Microsoft for $ 44.6 billion a year. Then in 2016, Verizon bought Yahoo for $ 4.6 billion.)
- One hundred thousand dollars every minute
Founded in the midst of rejection, Google currently earns approximately $ 200,000 per minute. (Apple earns approximately $ 300,000 per minute.)
- Global Internet down by 40% in 5 minutes after Google crashes
On August 16, 2013, the Google Web site crashed for five minutes. At that time global internet traffic was reduced by 40%.
- Gmail born on Fool’s Day
On April 1, 2004, Google launched Gmail, an email service that now serves millions of users. Since this was introduced on April 1st or Fool’s Day, everyone thought this was a joke made by Google.
- Free WiFi from Google to Mountain View, Google headquarters
Googleplex is the headquarters of Google and its parent company, Alphabet. It is located in Mountain View, California, USA. In 2016, Google will provide free Wi-Fi to the entire city of Mountain View, where their headquarters are located.
- Half of the family salary for 10 years if an employee dies
Many IT students today dream of getting a job at Google. They call new employees to Google “Nooglers”, which means “New Googlers”. If a Google employee dies, his dependents (spouse and children) will receive half of the deceased’s salary from Google for up to 10 years.
- AdSense, Gmail, which is a by-product of employee side projects
Google constantly encourages its employees to engage in their side projects, and many Google services, such as AdSense, Google News, and Gmail, are the result of this motivation.
Starting from a garage, the Google name, which is currently (at the time of writing) one of the most valuable brands in the world (at the time of writing), has become an indispensable name for you and me in everyday life.