Notes

Google

Google is a deliberate misspelling of Googol (1E100, or 1 followed by 100 zeros).

It is not the first search engine, but it leveraged the power of multiple processors, “Page ranking”, translation, …

Several books have been written about Google, GooglePlex, and the various products not only through R&D but also through logistic M&A.

Google bought Android and made it open source. Android-based mobile devices are ubiquitous. It is also noted that Google was able to fend off a lawsuit for “copyright violation of Java”.

Google is an active sponsor of ACM and CHM (Computer History Museum). It held company meetings and exhibits (the recent ones being “Google Street Maps” and “Autonomous Vehicles”.

Vint Cerf, Past ACM President, is a co-founder of TCP/IP and the Internet Evangelist at Google.

Google had a few “hits” when it tried to scan books, journals, and documents to make it available.

Per Professor Luc’s remarks, Googlers thinks outside the box and have passion. They not only think, but also enjoy thinking.

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