Google Search has recorded the highest-ever traffic in its 25-year history during the tense FIFA World Cup final, according to Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday.
On Sunday, Argentina overcame a few tense moments to defeat France in a dramatic 4-2 penalty shootout, fulfilling Lionel Messi’s lifelong dream of winning the FIFA World Cup.
“Search recorded its highest ever traffic in 25 years during the final of #FIFAWorldCup, it was like the entire world was searching about one thing,” tweeted Pichai.
He previously referred to the match as one of the best games ever.
“Well played Argentina and France. Jogo Bonito. Nobody deserves it more than #messi, in the greatest ever to play the game. What a swansong,” posted Pichai.
Geeky Nigeria reports that Sergey Brin and Larry Page created Google Search in 1998. It holds a monopoly over the market in 2022 with a share of more than 90%.
Research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and host of the Lex Fridman Podcast, Lex Fridman replied to Pichai:
“Over a billion people tuned in, united by their love of the game. That’s the best thing about football: it’s a truly global game that unites us.”
“Google did deliver in terms of reliable real-time updates,” added a Pichai supporter.