|Definition||:||derived from the word “Googol”, which means a very large number, that is 1 followed by 100 zeros|
|Category||:||Computing » Internet|
What does Google mean?
Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a research project, both being Ph.D. students at Stanford University. The name “Googol” which was supposed to be the name of the search engine is the mathematical term for a very large number, “that is 1 followed by 100 zeros”.
Google’s use of the term reflects their mission to organize the world’s immense (very large) amount of information and make it universally accessible and useful. BackRub was the working name before Google was decided on.