WASHINGTON: Search engine giant Google turned 23 on Monday.
To mark the special occasion, the company unveiled a special cake-themed doodle on its homepage. The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on it, with a birthday candle reading “L” in “Google.”
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998, as part of a doctoral project. The two dreamed up the business in 1995. In 1996, they reportedly built a search engine, initially called “BackRub”, which used links to determine the importance of individual web pages.
“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in over 150 languages around the world, and although a lot has changed since Google’s early days, from its first server housed in a cabinet built from blocks toys to its servers now hosted in more than 20 data centers around the world, its mission to make the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same. Happy 23rd birthday, Google,” reads the official Google blog. doodles.
Interestingly, Google was originally founded on September 4, 1998. According to reports, in 2005 the company changed the birth date to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages indexed by the search engine.