Google's Birthday - September 27th

The search engine Google is celebrating its birthday on September 27th.
In 1997, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, got to know each other at Stanford University and decided to set up a system for the World Information Organization.
They set up their office in an old garage. On September 27, 1998 Google was founded.
Today the search engine Google has 4.5 billion users in 160 countries.
Google is celebrating its birthday with users in a new doodle with a wheel of surprises leading to games and videos on a variety of topics.

Link to Google's surprise wheel

In honor of Google's birthday, here are some fun facts:

Google was originally called "Backrub".

In 1999, the founders of Google tried to sell their search engine to Excite for only $ 1 million. Excite rejected the offer.

Google has found GPA scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring employees". They have teams where 14% of their employees did not go to college at all.

If you search for the word "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.

Google's first doodle was dedicated to the 1998 "Burning Man" festival, attended by Google's founders.

When a Google employee dies, his spouse receives half the salary from the company for 10 years, and his children receive $ 1,000 a month until they reach the age of 19.

Google hired a camel to create Street View in the desert. Link

Google earns $ 20 billion a year from advertising, more than the prime-time hours of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.

Every minute, 2 million Google searches are done.

Because Gmail first launched on April 1, 2004, many people thought it was an April Fool's prank.

Google has planned to scan all 129 million existing books in the world by 2020. But huge legal battles with the authors and copyright holders are delaying the plan.

On April 1, 2007, Google sent an e-mail to its employees warning that a python snake had been released from offices in New York City. This was not a joke. One of the engineers in the office actually brought his python snake to work and the snake was accidentally released. Link

Google's first computer case is made from Lego.

Google is working on developing a computer so smart that it will be able to program itself.

Google beats Facebook: This is the site with the most visitors in the world.

The name Google was mistakenly received. The founders misspelled the word "googol", which means the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct explicitly states that they are a company of dogs.

On August 16, 2013, Google did not operate for 5 minutes. At the same time, there was a 40% drop in global Internet traffic.

Google has a translated version of the Klingon language, from Star Trek. demonstration
Since 2010, Google acquires 2 companies a month.

September 27 is also Tourism day

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