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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

History Behind Name of Google

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the founders of Google.When they were studying in Stanford University, they worked on a project report to create an online Search engine. Their aim was simple. When someone searched for a keyword, the result should fetch huge number of relevant sites. In fact they wished for Googol number of results.Yes Googol represents a number which is 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Therefore they wanted to name it as googol. But when they submitted their project report for funding to an investor, the investor gave a cheque which was payable to ‘Google’ instead of Googol. So that was a spelling mistake. But Larry and Sergey decided to keep it as Google and that's how the name came about.

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