When we want to ask about something awkward or anything weird which we can’t ask or share with our friends then only one thing crosses our mind, Google!
From acne problems to planning a trip with friends, Google is always there to help us out when in need and now it’s been 23 years that Google is in our service.
While Google, as a company, was technically founded on September 4, 1998 — with the search engine’s history dating back into 1996 — but the company has chosen September 27 as the day to traditionally celebrate its birthday.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page met as graduate students at Stanford University were intrigued with the idea of extracting meaning from the mass of data accumulating on the Internet. In mid-1998 they began receiving outside financing (one of their first investors was Andy Bechtolsheim, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Inc.). They ultimately raised about $1 million from investors, family, and friends and set up shop in Menlo Park, California, under the name Google, which was derived from a misspelling of Page’s original planned name, googol (a mathematical term for the number one followed by 100 zeroes.) Google became the client search engine for one of the Web’s most popular sites, Yahoo!. By 2004, when Yahoo! dispensed with Google’s services, users were searching on Google 200 million times a day. That growth only continued: by the end of 2011 Google was handling some three billion searches per day. And this is how a small dream of 2 Grad students became the world’s largest search engine.
The Doodle of Google was started in August 1998 to celebrate the Burning Man festival, days, before the company was even founded, was a bit joke to let the users know that Larry and Brin were headed to Nevada’s for the burning man festival and they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. This became a tradition that celebrate and honor holidays, people and issues worldwide, now an important venture for the tech giant. Now for Google’s 23 birthday the doodle is special designed where the letters of Google are covered in Chocolate frosting and sprinkles, a 2 tier cake with a candle on it for the alphabet L and 23 written on it. Google India on Instagram has also posted this doodle with the caption “Two computer students, one chance encounter, billions of searches, and 23 years later – happy birthday to us!#GoogleDoodle.”
We want to thank Google from the bottom of our hearts for helping us from past 23 years! Happy Birthday Google!