Google Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered it as a domain on September 15, 1997.
Its name is derived from a play on the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.
The technology giant started India with five people in 2004 and now has more than 2,000 staff across Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
It now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average.
A look at some of its important products:
* Google Images is a search service that allows users to search the Web for image content.
* Google News is a free news aggregator that selects up-to-date news from thousands of publications.
* Gamil has more than 425 million users.
*Google Maps is available with satellite views and directions to the product.
*Google Earth is a satellite imagery-based mapping service that lets users take a virtual tour to any location in the world.