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Google...The 8th Wonder Of The World


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A PowerPoint Presentation of some selected Google Doodles and some interesting points about Google

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Google...The 8th Wonder Of The World

  1. 1. The 8th Wonder Of The World
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mar 25, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>400th Birthday of Evliya Çelebi - (Turkey) </li></ul></ul>Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively Larry Sergey
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mar 24, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>137th Birthday of Harry Houdini - (Global) </li></ul></ul>Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. 
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mar 21, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persian New Year - (Selected Countries) </li></ul></ul>Gmail was used internally for nearly 2years prior to launch to the public
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mar 20, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holi Festival - (India) </li></ul></ul>Google has the largest network of translators in the world
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mar 17, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sayed Darwish's Birthday - (Egypt) </li></ul></ul>Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Mar 17, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150th Anniversary of the Italian Unification - (Italy) </li></ul></ul>Google's index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising billions of web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Mar 17, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Patrick's Day - (Selected Countries) </li></ul></ul>Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica .
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mar 15, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hungarian National Day - (Hungary) </li></ul></ul>Users can restrict their searches for content in 35 non-English languages, including Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew, Hungarian and Estonian.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mar 14, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alam Ara's 80th Anniversary - (India) </li></ul></ul>Google has a world-class staff of more than 2,668 employees known as Googlers. The company headquarters is called the Googleplex.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Mar 13, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Thai Elephant Day - (Thailand) </li></ul></ul>The size of googleplex / google headquarters is 129619 square meters, or 32.03 acres
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mar 12, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Arbor Day - (China) </li></ul></ul>Google Headquarters have their own Restaurant with Organic Meals that are served to all employees FREE.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Mar 09, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doodle 4 Google: Ireland Winner - (Ireland) </li></ul></ul>Google invented a special scanner to digitize 15 million library books and have them published on their engine
  14. 14. <ul><li>Mar 08, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women's Day - (Selected Countries) </li></ul></ul>They have 200,000 computers at their headquarters to cater for the massive amount of bandwidth needed to generate and support the millions of users online.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Mar 08, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnival - (Brazil) </li></ul></ul>Just so you know: “˜to google’ became a verb in 2006 when both Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary as well as the Oxford English Dictionary recognized it. It of course means – to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Mar 07, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sendung mit der Maus 40th Anniversary - (Germany) </li></ul></ul>How much energy does a single Google Search take up? Google says it’s about 1KJ (Kilo Joules). In green terms, it’s approximately equal to .2g of CO2 emitted per search.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Mar 06, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Eisner's 94th Birthday - (US, Selected Countries) </li></ul></ul>Google has 450,000 servers collected data centers scattered around the world
  18. 18. <ul><li>Mar 06, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana's Independence Day - (Ghana) </li></ul></ul>When Google started it indexed 25,000 web pages. Today Google indexes billions of web pages and each time it grows by 10-25%.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Mar 03, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girl's Day - (Japan) </li></ul></ul>57% of American kids say ‘Google’ as their first word.
  20. 20. <ul><li>Feb 28, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Li Bai's Birthday - (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) </li></ul></ul>97% of Google Revenue comes from their advertising services.
  21. 21. <ul><li>Feb 27, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>148th Birthday of Joaquin Sorolla – (Spain, Selected Countries) </li></ul></ul>As of December 2009, Google’s assets were valued at $40.5 billion.
  22. 22. <ul><li>Feb 26, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100th Birthday of Taro Okamoto - (Japan) </li></ul></ul>There isn’t any restriction for proper dress code in the Google office. This may include pajamas and even super hero costumes.
  23. 23. <ul><li>Feb 25, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kuwait National Day - (Kuwait) </li></ul></ul>It would take 5,707 years to do a manual search of Google's 3 billion Web pages, at one minute a page 
  24. 24. Lantern Festival - (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) It usually takes Google 0.5 second to search its database.
  25. 25. <ul><li>Jan 10, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming of Age Day - (Japan) </li></ul></ul>In 2007 Google announced it will award $20 million to the 1st private team which builds a robot — and puts it on the moon.
  26. 26. <ul><li>Feb 11, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thomas Edison's Birthday - (Global) </li></ul></ul>The 3 largest traffic drivers for Gmail are Google, Facebook — and Yahoo! Mail…
  27. 27. <ul><li>Feb 03, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunar New Year's - (China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan) </li></ul></ul>Google started off its first operations in a rented Garage.
  28. 28. <ul><li>Jan 14, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Festival of Kites - (India) </li></ul></ul>Google’s first ever April Fool’s joke went online on April 1st, 2000 and was called “MentalPlex” – Google’s ability to read your mind .
  29. 29. <ul><li>Feb 02, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitinho's 25th Anniversary - (Portugal) </li></ul></ul>In 1999, when Google moved to their Paolo Alto office, there were only 19 employees in the company. Today there are  over 2,700 Googlers.
  30. 30. <ul><li>Jan 21, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grandparents' Days - (Poland) </li></ul></ul>It will take Google 300 years to put the entire world’s information online
  31. 31. <ul><li>Jan 25, 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Jobim's Birthday - (Brazil) </li></ul></ul>Google's main server is cast from purest gold, has a platinum keyboard and a display made from 20 kg of diamonds.
  32. 32. The End May Help us to be more knowledgeable and educated With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin