Wednesday, 21 October 2015

16 amazing facts you didn't know about Google

It is no news that Google is one of the most prominent entities on the Internet, in addition to being one of the most valuable companies in the world.
But many people do not know many fascinating facts about the Internets' most used search engine. Here are 16 facts you didn’t know about Google:

1. Google was originally named “Backrub”.
2. Google believes GPA’s and test scores are “worthless as criteria for hiring.” The company has teams where 14% of their employees didn’t attend university.
3. The founders of Google tried to sell it for $1 million in 1999, the company they tried to sell it to, Excite, rejected them and refused to buy the company.
4. If you search for “Askew” in Google, the content will actually tilt slightly to the right.
5. When a Google employee dies, their spouses are given half pay by the company for 10 years, with their children receiving $1,000 per month till they turn 19.

6. Every single day, 16% of the searches that occur on Google are ones that Google has never seen before.
7. When it wanted to create a street view of a desert, Google hired a camel.
8. Google makes $20 billion from advertising alone each year. That is more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox combined.
9. 20 million searches are performed on Google every minute.
10. Because Gmail first launched on April 1 of 2004, most people thought it was an April fool prank.
11. The lead developer for the popular Firefox browser now works for Google Chrome.
12. Google’s first ever computer storage was made from Lego.
13. Facebook is not the most visited website in the world. Google is.
14. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes. In that time, Internet traffic al over the world dropped by 40%.
15. Google has been acquiring two companies every month since 2010.
16. The domain “” is owned by Google.

Source: PulseNG