I mean, why .com?
Both are powerful domains. From what I know,
is a ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory
more availability than traditional domain endings - Which means there is more space available
great opportunity for a domain hack - Which means it can suggest a word, phrase or name when concatenating two or more adjacent levels. Thus, in this context, the word “hack” denotes a clever trick (as in programming), not an exploit or break-in (as in security). Essentially, domain hacks offer the ability to produce short domain names.
are recognizable by tech and startup communities - As you said, it’s popular among startups
is a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet
it’s the most popular and valuable extension from the after market perspective - Easy, Familiar, Powerful, Popular
best domain extension for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
A website with the domain .com is likely to be more memorable, reliable and professional for people who want to use a company product compared to some non-popular domains.
FYI: Top domains includes .com | .gov | .edu
Hope I have given you a better insight on why boogle might wanna choose .com as their domain Cheers! @babyliciouoo