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Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Janet Lowe

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Chapter 4. Google By Any Other Name

Part of Google's instant attraction is its quirky name. It's fun to say "Google it." It's easy to remember. It has a ring to it. Somehow, it isn't as entertaining to say "Yahoo! it" or "MSN it," or even "Go to it."Google is one of those words that is inherently amusing, and in fact, many years ago there was a cartoon character named Barney Google. The comic strip inspired the zany 1923 song, "Barney Google, with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes."

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