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The Meaning of Google

“Googol” is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s as it’s name implies term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had originally thought of the word Googol itself for the name of their company but later settled on the current name when an investor misspelled it “Google” on the check.
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