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Google

A publicly-traded company primarily offering a web portal. Originally a search engine in the 1990s and early 2000s, Google expanded to online messaging, e-mail services, web video, mobile phones and so forth. Google monetizes its operations primarily through advertisements. It was founded in 1998. See also: Yahoo.
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The googol was an unknown curiosity for the first 60 years of its life before getting a makeover and becoming the world's most widely recognized company (2).
Is a googolplex larger or smaller than a googol raised to the power of a googol?
He told the eight-woman, four-man jury trying the case that as with previous questions Ingram first ran through the four options on offer - Googol, Megatron, Gigabite or Nanomol.
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Kassner followed it up with a much larger number, the GOOGOLPLEX, which equals 10 to the GOOGOL power, which equals 10 to the 10 to the 100th power, which equals 1 followed by a GOOGOL of zeros.
And what a scream each time his wife cast hard Medusa stares at Tecwen Whittock - a bespectacled face in a row of middle-aged male contestants who could work out a googol but were lost on pop music.
Ingram tells host Chris Tarrant: ``By process of elimination I think it is a googol but I don't know what one is.
He added: ``I was listening out for googol and thinking as soon as the major says googol what was Mr Whittock going to do.
A - Googol B - Megatron C - Gigabit D - NanomolAnswer: A
But here is the beauty of the assessment gambit: The chance of 50 percent of the property owners within a relatively small district writing a letter, addressing it and spending 32 cents for a stamp to protest spending a mere few millions for recreational lighting and flowers is about the same as repealing any kind of tax - less than one in a googol - a googol being the numeral one followed by 100 zeros.
Google is a play on the word googol, which was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, to represent the figure 1 followed by 100 zeroes.