There are very few people who haven't heard of Google. Today, the company runs the world's most commonly used search engine and the Android operating system that powers all of our smartphones.
Initially, Google just a Ph.D. project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University, and was formally incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998.
The company always tries to do things differently, and that works to keep things fresh, impressive and consistently progressive. In this process, they created some interesting things that you may not know yet. Let's find out them -
- First Google server build with Legos that used 10 separate 4GB hard drives.
- Co-founder Larry Page was granted a patent for the algorithm PageRank, which was assigned to Stanford.
- Google regularly rents goats to eco-friendly mow the lawns of their mountain view HQ.
- Google has a pet T-rex, named Stan, which lives at their California headquarters.
- The name 'Google' is actually derived from the mathematical term 'googol' which is basically 1 with a 100 zeros.