We Could Be Saying, “I’ll Whatbox It,” Instead of “I’ll Google It!”
Choosing a name would be one of the first things you do when you are setting up a company. Google, one of the biggest tech companies, apparently went through the same process decades ago.
The term Google has become so common that you even use it as a verb when you want to say you search something on the Internet. You go, “I’ll google it!” Everyone knows what you mean.
How did “Google” become “Google”? In the Medium article “Google Was Almost Going To Be Called “The Whatbox”“, the author Jamie Logie unfolds where the name Google came from, throwing light on the early days of the giant tech of today. We were so close to call Google “The Whatbox.”
Please check out the full article of this infographic here which details interesting incident why Google eventually ended up with its eventual name.
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