PHOTO: Google Headquarters
We all use its services every day, it answers our most bizarre questions, you’re even watching this video using the company’s video streaming platform.
We’re talking Google, or more importantly, it’s bank busting Silicon Valley headquarters. A short walk from the San Francisco Bay Area, and a stone’s throw away from other multinational headquarters like Apple Park and the homes of Facebook, eBay and Netflix, sits the 26-acre site on which we find Googleplex.
Based in Mountain View, the Google headquarters gets its name from a play on words. Most evidently, it is a combination of Google and complex. But spelled a little differently, googolplex is an incredibly large number, with lots of zeros after it.
The latter explanation is probably a hint towards Google’s global monopoly, and its incredible successes.