I was just poking around today while waiting for big news to come out of Mountain View, so I decided that ARIN would be a fun place to start. ARIN is the American Registry for Internet Numbers; basically that means they are in charge of assigning IP addresses to companies.
Just for fun I typed "Google" into their Whois search. I found some fun information... not sure what to make of it yet, but it was fun :)
Here are some of my results (you can poke around there too and have a little fun of your own):
One entry that I found strage was assigned to a company called "Google Children Care" in Plano Texas.
3 days ago, ARIN approved a block of IP addresses for Google in Waterloo Ontario... you can see this by doing a whois on 188.8.131.52
On the results that you get from searching for "Google" there are the following addresses assigned to the IP's... are these Google's data centers?
2000 Town Ctr. Ste 1900, Southfield, MI
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy. Ste 1700 telco room, Dallas, TX
2020 Main St, Irvine, CA
444 N Michigan Ave. Ste 620, Chicago, IL
268 Bush St. #5000, San Francisco, CA
(Private Address), Plano, TX
490 Dutton Dr. Unit B 9, Waterloo, ON