Google Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at Google, Inc.

Facts

The name Google is a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term referring to a 1 followed by 100 zeros (represented as 1 x 10100).
Alphabet, Inc., Google's parent company, employed almost 127,500 people as of June 30, 2020.
Statistics from October 2020 show that Google owns about 88% of the world market share of search engines.
Is one of many sites currently blocked in China.

Timeline

1995 - Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford.
1996 - Page and Brin collaborate on a search engine called BackRub. It exists solely on Stanford's servers and eventually outgrows its space.
September 15, 1997 - Google.com is registered as a domain.
August 1998 - Andy Bechtolsteim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, becomes the first investor in Google, Inc.
September 4, 1998 - Google, Inc. files for incorporation with its headquarters in friend and current YouTube C