Google the search giant is celebrating its 23rd birthday with a new special cake-themed doodle on its home page. Google was founded in the year 1997 and was officially established on September 27th, 1998. Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google meet its other co-founder Larry Page who was considering Stanford for graduate school. Both Brin and Page started developing the search engine and achieved their prototype which gave birth to Google in 1998. Today the company is celebrating its 23 years of successful journey.
“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe,” Google wrote in a blog post about the new Doodle. “From its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same.”
Facts about Google
The name Google was created accidentally by the founders while they were checking if that domain name was taken or not. Instead of googol.com they accidentally checked for google.com. They liked that name even better and decided to register the domain name on September 15th, 1997.
“In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype. In 1998, Google Inc. was officially born,” reads the official forum.
As we all know Sundar Pichai is the current CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc. Back on October 24, 2015, Pichai become the CEO of the search giant and on December 3rd, 2019 he took charge of Alphabet as well.