Eventually, they changed the name to Google; the name of the search engine originated from a misspelling of the word "googol", the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.
Regarding this, why did Google change BackRub?
According to Stanford's David Koller and Google's website, when the two ran the original program, they did it under the name, “BackRub.” It was a reference to the back links. Using back links allowed Brin and Page's search engine to find more relevant web pages.
Subsequently, question is, is Google changing its name?
Chris Hondros/Getty Images Last August, Google announced it would change its name to Alphabet, which would effectively be a holding company for Google and its various businesses — YouTube, Android, etc. — as well as Google's more outlandish experiments, like its moonshots factory, "X"; its investment arms; and more.
How rich is Larry Page?
With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according.
Is Amazon owned by Google?
No. Neither Amazon, nor Google own significant holdings in one another. They both have highly diversified ownership structures, and appear both to be strategically interest in not being dependent upon one another.