The meeting that created Google facts
In 1995 Larry Page met Sergey Brin while visiting Stanford as a potential student. Shortly afterwards the two started working out of their dorm rooms and developed a search engine known as Backrub. Backrub was then renamed to Google. Cool hey? First interesting Google fact.
Google was founded on the 4th of September 1998. Google went public in 2004 at $85 a share, while today (2021) that same share is worth $1865. The name Google was derived from a mathematical expression for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros (Googol). Google is currently located in Mountain View, California in their US premises known as The Googleplex.
More than a search engine
Google is not only a search engine, but it also offers a multitude of products that have been developed over the years. Not many people are aware that these products or services exist, so we’ve listed some of them below:
1. Google Trends Visualiser
Have you ever wondered how some people keep up to date with the latest trends around the world? Well, Google has a service that allows you to see the most popular search trends around the world at any given moment, Google Trends Visualiser. If you would like to know what the latest trends are, then this Google fact is your best bet.
2. World Wonders Project
Have you ever wanted to visit the Pyramids of Giza but have never had the chance to? Well, now you can. Google has created a database consisting of ancient and modern wonders of the world, where you can visit these wonders virtually. This is a great way to explore new places without even leaving your home. It’s also a great idea for home-schooling parents.
3. X Company
X Company, formally known as Google X, is a “moonshot factory”. According to Google, X Company’s main aim is to develop and design breakthrough technologies or “moonshots” as Google refers to them. These technologies aim to change the world and to better life as we know it. This is probably one of the most exciting Google projects currently ongoing. If you would like to see what kind of projects the X Company is working on, just simply visit the Google X Company. Easy as that.
4. Google Sky
There is a good chance you’ve looked for your house on Google Earth. Now you can explore space on Google Sky. Google Sky uses a multitude of databases to bring you the most incredible experience of space. Go have a look for yourself. We assure you that the results will shock you. Space is a never-ending world of infinite galaxies and if you want an idea as to how big it is, Google Sky will give you a sense.
5. Build Lego with Chrome
What? You can now get creative on Google and build with Lego. There is not much to say about this other than it’s totally awesome! Great for children, teenagers and parents! This will definitely bring out your inner child, just don’t show your kids this, or else you’ll be fighting over whose turn is next.
6. Google Art Project
400 art museums at your fingertips! On one computer! Thousands of extremely high-resolution pictures of art pieces allow you to view some of the world’s rarest art from the comfort of your couch. You can even create your own catalogue with your favourite artworks and painters and save them to view whenever you want.
7. Creative Sandbox Guide
Ever needed a solution to a problem within your organisation or business? Of course, you have, who hasn’t? The Sandbox will help you solve these problems using technology.
And there you have it
Even though Google are one of the Big Tech Giants being scrutinised by the U.S. Government for tracking users online, it is still a Google fact that they are a brilliant company that has bettered all of our lives through their breakthroughs in the tech industry. There are plenty more to come, and Google definitely has a few projects hidden away from the Everyday Joe. So let’s see what Google has in store for us, you never know, a talking toaster could be the next big thing!