Sunday, 22 June 2014

50 Amazing Facts About Google

50 Amazing Google Facts and Figures



The original nickname was BackRub due to the backlink technology used to determine site importance but eventually changed the name to Google originating from the misspelling of the word “Googol (the mathematician’s term for the number one followed by one hundred zeros) to signify the large quantities of information for people that it would provide.

Google began as a research project in 1996

Google.com domain went online in 1997

The first funding of $100,000 for Google was provided by Andy Bechtolsheim the co-founder of Sun Microsystems

The CEO for ‘Excite’ George Bell rejected to buy Google when it was offered to him for $1 million when Brin and Page were finding the search engine taking  up to much time from their research in 1999

The first round of venture capital of $25 million was provided in 1999 by Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital 5 years before it floated

Google incorporated in 1998

30 million pages indexed in 1998

1 billion pages indexed in 2000

Eric Schmidt named CEO in in 2001

Acquired Blogger in 2003

Adsense launched in 2003

Gmail launched in 2004

Google IPO in 2004

8 billion pages indexed in in 2004

Acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion

1 Trillion pages indexed in in 2008

Android announced in 2007

Chrome launched in 2008

1.8 million shares given to Stanford University for its PageRank Patent sold by Stanford in 2005 for $336 million

It currently runs over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world

Google search handles over 1 billion searches per day

7.2 billion daily page views

87.8 billion monthly worldwide searches conducted on Google sites

Google’s global search market share is 85%

Daily visitors to Google is 620 million

Google.com’s worldwide ranking is number 1

Revenue in 2000 was $19 million

Profit in 2000 was a loss of $14 million

In 2009 Google’s revenue was nearly $23 billion

In 2009 Google’s profit was $6.5 billion

97% is the percentage of revenue from advertising

Stock price at its IPO in 2004 was $85

Stock price in 2010 was $535

Over 19,000 employees

37% are research staff

37% are sales staff

A ‘Noogler’ is a new person at Google

45% of Google’s products are currently in Beta

YouTube market share is 39.4%

270,000 words a minute are written on Blogger

146 million Gmail users

Google analytics is used on 57% of the top 10,000 websites

400,000 new Android devices are activated every day

100 million activated Android devices

200,000 Apps available for the Android

4.5 billion Apps have been installed from the Android Market

Google’s Android mobile operating system is the world’s leading smart phone platform surpassing Nokia and Apple with a 33% share

33 million Android operating systems were shipped in the the fourth quarter of 2010

The Google Driverless car named the ‘Stanley’ won the DARPA Grand challenge and the $2 million in prize money from the US Department of Defense in 2005

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