What Is Google?

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Google, the Internet search company founded in September 1998. by Larry Page & Sergey Brin, got it’s name from the word Googol, which represents number 1 followed with hundred zeros after it.

Google is a global search engine that attempts to organize the world’s information.  Visitors to google.com type in searches and the results Google displays intend to be the most relevant and impactful results for what that person is searching for.

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9 Comments on “What Is Google?”

  1. “Googol is a number that has a hundred zeros after it” is actually a moderately known fact, so Dave, it is very possible that Johnny did know that already.

  2. Did you know it was the 1,000,000 question on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” (UK) when Charles Ingram cheated and won the million pound prize?

    That a googol is 1 to the power 100

    Search it, its true 😉

  3. Hi guys,

    Question for you!

    What is the name of the number formed by 1 followed by a gogol of zeros?
    Or, if I may 10 to the power of gogol?

    I want your opinion on that! And how big do you think that number is? You know: how long, how much time it would take to write it down and stuff like that!

    Alexandru D.

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