Google turns 20 this Thursday. To mark its 20th birthday, what else would be better than a doodle. If you click on it, it has a nostalgic video that has very beautifully featured all the exciting searches from the beginning, all the year around the Earth. From Earth, travel, language, food to eat, and people, science to holidays, events, Pluto, pets, songs, and dances.
History of Google
Since 1996, Google has always been there to resolve all our queries. Every single one that has ever popped in our head. Thanks to Larry Page and Sergey Brin who created Google out of a research project while doing Ph.D. from Stanford University, USA.
“Backrub,” as it was named initially used to check backlinks to determine the quality of a site. However, they changed it to Google in 1997, which was based on the mathematical term “Googol” which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. Well, it signifies that the founders had plans to provide infinite amount information for eternity; The name “Googol” says it all.
Google.stanford.edu, the first domain of Google initially flourished under the name of Sandford University’s website. Andy Bechtolsheim, the co-founder of Sun Microsystem, chose to fund Google in the initial stage. Three other angel investors: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, David Cheriton, the computer science professor at Stanford University, and Ram Shriram, an entrepreneur showed their interest in Google and invested in it.
In 1998, they already had their own offices in Menlo Park, California and from that moment on, their career began to develop in a huge way, to what we know today.
In 1999, Google moved its office to Palo Alto, California. It is also known to be the home to many Silicon Valley tech startups. Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together for Google for 20 years until 2024 after the first Initial Public Offering (IPO) took place in August 2004.
It is a great journey for the owners; legends say. From its humble beginning in the garage of a close friend Susan Wojcicki in Menlo Park, California, Google is now worth $132.1 billion and counting. Google has revolutionized the world in a way that is almost impossible to replace. Who knew that a day would come when one can have an ease of access to a resource that provides unlimited knowledge in a few clicks.
More than a million servers and data centers present around the world, Google is able to process more than 1 billion daily search requests. But in addition to being the search engine for Internet excellence, Google offers another amount of services, the vast majority free of charge for all its users.
With a large amount of solution to each problem, Google has made the world, a much smaller and better place with its algorithms. Let’s wish the one that has helped birthday wishes reach to everyone. Happy Birthday, Google!