Wondering what MMXL on Google Homepage is? This came up on 1-1-11. This is Google's way of wishing us a Happy New Year and their claim to be the best in 2011. Wonder how? Here is the explanation. Roman format M - 1000 X - 10 I - 1 and if you look at the logo carefully you could see the message is GMMXIe and not GMMXLe , so the fifth character is I and not L. So MMXI indicates 1000+1000+10+1 i.e 2011. MMXI - 2011 Well, Google might have thought in a different way also, enclosing 2011 in G and e, they symbolically indicates they are going to rule the internet in 2011.