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About[edit]

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is a U.S. public corporation, first incorporated as a privately held corporation in September 1998, that designed and manages the Internet Google search engine. The company employs approximately 5,700 employees and is based in Mountain View, California. Eric Schmidt, formerly chief executive officer of Novell, was named Google's CEO when co-founder Larry Page stepped down.

The name "Google" is a play on the word "googol," which refers to the number represented by 1 followed by one hundred zeros. As a further play on this, Google's headquarters are referred to as "the Googleplex" - a googolplex being 1 followed by a googol of zeros, and the HQ being a complex of buildings (cf. multiplex, cineplex, etc).

Google's services are run on several server farms, each consisting of many thousand low-cost commodity computers running stripped-down versions of Linux. While the company does not provide detailed information about its hardware, it was estimated in 2005 that they were using over 100,000 Linux machines. See Google platform for more details on their technology.

from Wikipedia:Google


In the list of "The 400 Richest Americans", the Google founders currently both rank #16 with 11 billion dollars each!

16  Brin, Sergey  11,000  32  San Francisco, CA  Google
16  Page, Larry E  11,000  32  San Francisco, CA  Google

How To[edit]


Setting up links to special google searches on the wiki[edit]

You can set up links to special google searches on the wiki like this:

Random Examples[edit]

Wiki Syntax for the above[edit]

*[[Google:s23.org|s23.org simple search]]
*[[Google:is-root.de|is-root.de simple search]]
*[[Google:cache:http://wiki.s23.org|cached version of wiki.s23.org]] 
*[[Google:link:seti23.org|links to seti23.org]]
*[[Google:related:seti23.org|related (similar) to seti23.org]]
*[[Google:info:s23.org|info about s23.org]]
*[[Google:define:banana|define Banana]], [[Google:define:fnord|define fnord]] 
*[[Google:stocks:msft|Microsoft Stocks]] [[Google:stocks:ibm|IBM Stocks]] 
*[[Google:site:s23.org|hits on s23.org site only]] [[Google:site:s23.org fnord|fnord on s23.org site]] 
*[[Google:allintitle:debian tutorial|pages that have debian+tutorial all in the title]] 
*[[Google:intitle:fnord|pages with fnord in title]]
*[[Google:allinurl:23 fnord|pages with a 23 and a fnord in the URL]] 
*[[Google:inurl:fnord|fnords in URLs]]
*[[Google:inurl:printenv+REMOTE_HOST+googlebot|a practical example]]


Google Maps[edit]

  • Google Maps
  • Who knew maps could be fun? Cool Google Maps
  • Google Maps Mania An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps.
  • Google Maps Explorer site lots of links to "things" (intresting stuff found on GMaps.
  • FlashEarth is a nice site that lets you see Google Earth / MSN maps on the web Via flash instead of having to install
  • You can insert GoogleMaps into our wiki pages. Further info on Maps.


Google Earth[edit]

Google Moon[edit]

Google Mars[edit]

Google Video for non-en-users[edit]

If you don't live in the U.S. or UK, Google Video normally doesn't work (try: [2]). Translating the video URL by using the Google Translator works. More comfortable for Firefox-users: install the Firefox/Extensions#Greasemonkey-extension and use the following script:

// redirects Google Video URLs to the Google Translator
// ==UserScript==
// @name Google Video for non-.en-users
// @include http://video.google.com/*
// ==/UserScript==
(function(){
 location.href = location.href.replace(/http\:/, 'http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http:');
})();

Save this code to a file named googlevideofoo.user.js and add it to Greasemonkey.


Google Cheat Sheet[edit]

This two page Google Cheat Sheet lists all Google services and tools as well as background information. The Cheat Sheet offers a great reference to grasp of basic to advance Google query building concepts and ideas.

download pdf


Google Alerts[edit]

see Google Alert

Google and Search Engine Manipulation[edit]

BMW Cut From Google Results for Cheating, see [3] [4] [5] [6]


Criticism of Google[edit]

Google's monopoly, algorithms, and privacy policies

and after that read Googlewatch Watch :)


Google's Slow Path to the Darkside

Google Caught in a Lie?

Now, get this. Google just recently pulled a statement from their website that asked "Does Google Censor Search Results". I tried finding this earlier, but failed. Now I (we) know why. The link where it is suppose to be at brings up a "Document Not Found" message. Looks like the proof is lost forever, right? Wrong. Ah, Google. Your cache betrays you.

Google Curiosa[edit]

see Oliver Google Kai


ComSec Google a Dream come true

Google löscht Belgien

Google from Bash[edit]

setup:

mygoo="/usr/local/bin/google"; echo "lynx -dump http://www.google.com/search?q=\$1 | grep \" [0-9].\"" > $mygoo ; chmod +x $mygoo

use:

google fnord