It's A G-Thing: 15 Google Game-Changers Over 15 Years


The domain for Google.com was registered on Sept. 15, 1997, as an expansion on a search engine project created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford. The name came from the mathematical "googol," or one followed by 100 zeros, to represent the infinite amount of information to be compiled by the search engine. And, the rest is history. In August 2013 alone, 12.8 billion searches were made on Google, compared with 3.4 billion for the next closest competitor Microsoft, according to ComScore.