Google’s name come from the word “Googol” which means a number followed by a hundred zeros. We have an entire post detailing how this came about of how this name came about.
The first use of an "emoticon" is credited to an article in Reader's Digest May 1967 issue. However, the "smiley emoticon" was first used on the Carnegie Mellon message board by Scott Fahlman on September 19, 1982. [more...]