Here Are Some Mind-blowing Facts About Google!
#1. Google pays Mozilla millions of dollars a year so that Google acts as default search engine of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
#2. Many Google employees became instant millionaires when Google went public in 2004.
#3. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
#4. Google has the world’s largest network of translators, enabling users to translate 345 different languages into each other.
#5. The “I’m feeling lucky” button remains one of the least popular Google features. However, in trials, it was found that removing it made the users uncomfortable.
#6. The Google Street View has more than 28 million miles of photographed roads till now.
#7. Google’s headquarters is called Googleplex, which is a combination of Google + Complex.
#8. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
#9. Originally meant to be called "Googol," investors spelled it "Google" on a cheque and it stuck.
#10. Google uses re CAPTCHA to teach computers how to read text. With 200,000 million CAPTCHAs solved each day, Google's computers learn how to identify words scanned from books even if they're warped.
#11. Google might be the only company with the explicit goal to REDUCE the amount of time people spend on its site.
#12. On average, Google has acquired more than one company every week since 2010.
#13. Because Gmail was launched on 1st April 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
#14. Google Maps’ Street View includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
#15. A person working in Google is called a ‘Googler’.
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