What Is The Meaning Of The Word 'Google' ?

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Charlie Proofer answered
Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.

While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships between websites. They called this new technology PageRank, where a website's relevance was determined by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages, that linked back to the original site.

Page and Brin originally nicknamed their new search engine BackRub, because the system checked back links to estimate the importance of a site.

Eventually, they changed the name to Google, which originated from a misspelling of the word "googol". This was in relation to the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine wants to provide large quantities of information for people. Originally, Google ran under the Stanford University website, with the domain google.stanford.edu.

The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998. It was based in a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee.

Google Inc. Is now an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program.

It has been estimated that Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the world,  and processes over one billion search requests and about twenty-four peta-bytes of user-generated data every day. Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as its Gmail email service, and social networking tools, including Orkut and, more recently, Google Buzz. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications such as the web browser Google Chrome, the Picasa photo organization and editing software, and the Google Talk instant messaging application. Notably, Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, used on a number of phones such as the HTC Wildfire and Motorola Droid.
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Rebecca Jordan answered
The word 'Google' which is the name of a famous search engine, is a play on the number 'googol'. A googol is equivalent to a 1 followed by 100 zeros and is indeed an extremely large number. This term reflects the infinite and ever-increasing volume of information which is currently available on the Internet.
The word 'googol' was introduced by Milton Sirotta, who was the nephew of the famous American mathematician Edward Kasner. It was made popular through the launch of the book 'Mathematics and the Imagination' which was written by Kasner and James Newman.

The company Google was founded in 1995 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin who met as computer science graduates from Stanford University. They originally collaborated together on a search engine called 'BackRub'. Following some experimentation with this project they bought some cheap computer equipment and set up Google's first data center in a dorm room.
Google is now widely regarded as the best search engine available.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Google = Go + ogle

According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Go: To move or proceed.

According to the Random House Dictionary
Ogle: To look or stare.

Google = Go Look.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A trillion million
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Cloud oye answered

Google is search engine where your can find answer of your every question.

Bhavna Singh Profile
Bhavna Singh answered

Google is the most popular search engine world wide. It stands for "Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth"

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
You can look at the other answers - it was (according to the founders of the website) a corruption of Googol - a huge number. It was never from an acronym of any sort.
Bhavna Singh
Bhavna Singh commented
Hmmm... Thanks Mr. Dart :-)
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
My pleasure :)
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I think the first time the word Google was used was in British Author Enid Blyton's book The Magic Faraway Tree published in 1943.. I was reading the book last night and got quite a surprise to see the word GOOGLE jump out at me. She writes of Google Buns.
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Google- the word on many uses "google it" or "I don't know! Look it up on google" the world wide known search engine always trusted
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I looked up in the hindi dictionary for the word "googol"...means MUKUL meaning -first base of a stem or a bud

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