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The story of Google

Some funny-sounding brand names have made it into history but not many got there because of misspelling. As was Google, which is named after the scientific word that refers to extremely large numbers, googol. The name was suggested by Sean Anderson – as googolplex – to Larry Page – who decided on googol – but looking up on the availability of the domain name Sean misspelled it as google. This interesting bit of history can be read on David Koller’s page at Standford University, where it all first began as BackRub way back in 1995.

08/16/2010, Category: history. Tags: .