Google celebrates its 23rd birthday with a special cake-themed doodle
This tech company was technically founded on 4 September 1998.Author : A. Gayatri
The most used search engine - Google turns 23 on Monday and to mark this happy occasion the company has come up with a unique doodle on its homepage. As you can see in the picture, the cake has 23 written on the top of it, with a birthday candle replacing “L” in the “Google”.
The firm is celebrating the day with an animated chocolate cake doodle.
Though the American tech giant was technically founded on September 4, 1998, it celebrates its birth anniversary on the said date for seven years, however, later it decided to shift its birthday festivities to 27 September to accord it with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.
The firm was co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page and is currently managed by its CEO Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.
Google’s introductory doodle was made on the long-running “Burning Man” event that was taking place in Black Rock City, Nevada
In 1997, when Lawrence Page, 22, happened to meet 21-year-old Sergey Brin for the first time, a graduate student at Stanford University, who was assigned to show Page the university campus, who at that time had just arrived at Stanford for a PhD in computer science after graduating from Michigan University. Brin, also a PhD student and they almost disagreed on everything. However, by next year the two Google co-founders were formulating a search engine together in their dorm rooms along with developing their prototype.
And then Google Inc. was officially born in 1998.
On October 2, 2015, Alphabet Inc. was built by reconstructing Google and afterwards became its parent firm and that also of its former subsidiaries as well.
“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centres globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” Google stated in a statement that accompanies the Doodle.
Google has now become one of the largest used search engines across the world. The firm is not only limited to it but has expanded its wings everywhere from cloud-based productivity software such as Docs, Sheets and Slides, to manufacturing smartphones that are Pixel phones. It has also contributed largely to research and developments of software technology and artificial intelligence.