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How Did Google Get Its Name?

Did you know that Google got its name through a typo? In 1997 what we now know as Google was called Backrub. They decided to change the name to Googol (A googol is very large number: 10^100 to be exact) but when they registered the domain they typed Google! The rest is history.

Yahoo got its name through the acronym “Yet another hierarchal officious oracle”

And last but not least, Bing! Although there’s no confirmation from Microsoft on this, many people believe that Bing is an acronym also: Because It’s Not Google.

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