7 Interesting Facts about Google on its 25th Birthday



In its early days, Google was dubbed "BackRub" by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, focusing on analyzing website backlinks for importance before adopting the more familiar name we know today.


Global Internet Influence

During a brief five-minute outage in 2013, all Google services going offline caused a staggering 40% drop in global internet traffic, highlighting the widespread dependence on Google's various services.


Birth of Google Images

Jennifer Lopez's iconic green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards led to the creation of Google Images, driven by the surge in searches for images rather than just text results, debuting in 2001 with a massive 250 million images.


Googling is a Verb

"Google" officially became a verb recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in 2006 depicting its significance in day to day lives.


From Garage to Titan

Google's humble beginnings in Susan Wojcicki's rented Menlo Park garage evolved into a tech titan, the garage was purchased by google and became an integral part of google history.


Gmail's Unexpected Launch

Gmail was launched on April Fool's Day in 2004, surprising many who initially thought it was a prank, marking the start of a widely used platform.


The YouTube Acquisition Deal

Google negotiated the YouTube acquisition deal, a $1.65 billion deal, over mozzarella sticks in a casual setting with YouTube’s co-founders.