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What company's name denotes "1 followed by 100 zeros"?

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Answer: Google

The name Google was coined by modifying the mathematical term googol, which denotes 10 raised to the power 100 (a 1 followed by 100 zeros).

Google (the company) has it headquarters in Mountain View California. Its main building is called the Googleplex.

The number googolplex denotes 10 raised to the power of googol (a 1 followed by whole lotta zeros).

For an analysis of Google's ramifications, see: For further information about the number googol: google googol.

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