How Google was named…

At minute 46 of this interview with Stanford University Researcher Marc Levoy he explains how the name “Google” came up — accidentally.

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  1. Many years ago in Ireland a friend of mine who was a cook was showing me how to make a rue sauce, flower, butter, salt, milk and water. He called the goop Google, should have registered a trademark…..

  2. Many years ago in Ireland a friend of mine who was a cook was showing me how to make a rue sauce, flower, butter, salt, milk and water. He called the goop Google, should have registered a trademark…..

  3. not sure if I believe this guy. I always thought it had soemthing to do with “go + ogle”. Made sense to me and this happeneed about 1 month ago. Not sure if anything ever thought of this.

  4. not sure if I believe this guy. I always thought it had soemthing to do with “go + ogle”. Made sense to me and this happeneed about 1 month ago. Not sure if anything ever thought of this.

  5. it is best to use a video service that allows users to skip to the portion of the video they want to see.

    It is inconsiderate to advertise a tiny portion of a long video – that mandates watching the entire video.

    At the very least put up a transcript – not every one can take 46 minutes out of their busy day to concentrate on a video just to get one fact

  6. it is best to use a video service that allows users to skip to the portion of the video they want to see.

    It is inconsiderate to advertise a tiny portion of a long video – that mandates watching the entire video.

    At the very least put up a transcript – not every one can take 46 minutes out of their busy day to concentrate on a video just to get one fact

  7. @searchengines: When the video displays, click pause and wait for the video to load (check progress bar). This takes maybe 3 or 4 minutes but takes much less time than watching the whole video. Then you can reposition the play spot on the time-line with your mouse just fine. I did it with this video actually.

  8. @searchengines: When the video displays, click pause and wait for the video to load (check progress bar). This takes maybe 3 or 4 minutes but takes much less time than watching the whole video. Then you can reposition the play spot on the time-line with your mouse just fine. I did it with this video actually.

  9. Would some kind soul just comment on what Levoy says in the video regarding the name Google? I (and others who are having trouble watching the video) would much appreciate it.

  10. Would some kind soul just comment on what Levoy says in the video regarding the name Google? I (and others who are having trouble watching the video) would much appreciate it.