1. 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 ofthe word “Googol (the mathematician’s term for the number one followed by one hundred zeros) to signify the largequantities of information for people that it would provide.

2. Google began as a research projectin 1996

3. Google.com domain went online in 1997

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

5. 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

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

7. Google incorporated in 1998

8. 30 million pages indexed in 1998

9. 1 billion pages indexed in 2000

10. Eric Schmidt named CEO in in 2001

11. Acquired Blogger in 2003

12. Adsense launched in 2003

13. Gmail launched in 2004

14. Google IPO in 2004

15. 8 billion pages indexed in in 2004

16. Acquired YouTube in 2006 for$1.65 billion

17. 1 Trillion pages indexed in in 2008

18. Android announced in 2007

19. Chrome launched in 2008

20. 1.8 million shares given to Stanford University for its PageRank Patent sold by Stanford in 2005 for $336 million

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

22. Google search handles over 1 billion searches per day

23. 7.2 billion daily page views

24. 87.8 billion monthly worldwide searches conducted on Google sites

25. Google’s global search market share is 85%

26. Daily visitors to Google is 620 million

27. Google.com’s worldwide ranking is number 1

28. Revenue in 2000 was $19 million

29. Profit in 200 was a loss of $14 million

30. In 2009 Google’s revenue was nearly $23 billion

31. In 2009 Google’s profit was $6.5 billion

32. 97% is the percentage of revenue from advertising

33. Stock price at its IPO in 2004 was$85

34. Stock price in 2010 was $535

35. Over 19,000 employees

36. 37% are research staff

37. 37% are sales staff

38. A ‘Noogler’ is a new person at Google

39. 45% of Google’s products are currently in Beta

40. YouTube market share is 39.4%

41. 270,000 words a minute are written on Blogger

42. 146 million Gmail users

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

44. 400,000 new Android devices areactivated every day

45. 100 million activated Android devices

46. 200,000 Apps available for the Android

47. 4.5 billion Apps have been installed from the Android Market

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

49. 33 million Android operating systems were shipped in the the fourth quarter of 2010

50. 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