Today’s Doodle celebrates Google’s 21 birthday with a throwback photograph of a massive PC that demonstrates a Google search screen. The Happy Birthday Google doodle additionally has a timestamp dating back to 27-9-98. 21 years back, in 1998 two Stanford Ph.D. students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, published a paper about propelling a prototype of a “large-scale search engine.”
Google was established by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998 and now works everywhere throughout the world in more than 100 languages, noting trillions of search inquiries every year. The scale is enormous, no doubt.
The search engine as we probably are aware it today started as a project by two Computer graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin who worked out of their apartments to make a search engine portal called Backrub.
Backrub was the seed that would then be formed into Google years after the fact. “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,” the students had said.
The search engine turned out to be broadly prevalent after further improvements. Soon an organization – Sun Microsystems, subsidized the search engine and this was the commencement of Google Inc. Google at that point became a lawful entity and set up its first office in California.
In 2001, Google got a Patent for its technology and Larry Page was recorded as the inventor. It was after this that the organization opened up to the world. As the years progressed, Google presented a variety of items, for example, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and a web browser called Google Chrome.
It soon procured the video portal YouTube and extended to cell phones, mobile PC hardware, smart speaker (Google Home) and even self-driving cars.
In 2015, Google experienced corporate restructuring and Alphabet Inc became the parent organization of Google. Together with Google and Alphabet are among the world’s greatest aggregates.
As of September 2019, Google’s net worth is evaluated at around $300 billion and the parent organization Alphabet is assessed to be worth $900 billion making them the third most significant organization after Amazon and Apple.
“The relentless search for better answers continues to be at the core of everything we do. 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,” the organization’s website says.
Happy 21st Birthday, Google!