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Google’s Birthday is today as the company celebrates its 21 birthday with doodle. The doodle features a photo of a 90s’ style computer with Google search page and date stamp for September 27, 1998.
The search engine was founded 21 years ago in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, then students at Stanford University in California. But September 27 is not Google’s actual birthday.
Google’s birthday is on September 4, 1998, but, the company never celebrated the day as its birthday. Google celebrated September 7 as its birthday in doodles until 2005, following which it switched to September 27.
“We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, or 10100 and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines,” Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page wrote in 1998 in a paper published about launching a prototype of a “large-scale search engine.”
“The relentless search for better answers continues to be at the core of everything we do,” Google writes on its Our Story page.
“Today, with more than 60,000 employees in 50 different countries, Google makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and, of course, Google Search. Although we’ve ditched the Lego servers and added just a few more company dogs, our passion for building technology for everyone has stayed with us — from the dorm room, to the garage, and to this very day”.
Source: Text; gadgets.ndtv.com
Image credit; searchengineland.com
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