5 Things You Did Not Know about Google

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 29 March 2012, 09:23 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Bangalore: Information today has become as available as the internet, literally; but where would the world be without the revolutionary invention that made this happen? Nobody (except maybe Google) knows.

And since Google makes it its business to know all about everybody, have you ever wondered how much you know about the world’s most popular search engine? (If you haven’t, now is probably a good time to start).

Marissa Mayer, the vice president of local, maps, and localization at Google, has been on Google’s team from the second year after the search engine launched. Being on the team for so long has let her see Google’s growth first-hand, and in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, she listed out five things you probably didn’t know about the search engine.

Here are the five so-far-unknown insider anecdotes about Google:

1. Why so much of Google’s homepage is white:

Google's dependence on white space on its homepage was one that arose purely out of necessity, and not because it wanted to be minimalist in design. According to Mayer, Sergey Brin, Google co-founder explained “We don’t have a webmaster and I don’t do HTML.”

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