Google’s 18th Birthday
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It is Pranjul again. Grabbing the chance to share with you the news that Google just celebrated its 18th birthday two days back! The world’s biggest search engine is now officially an adult! The world’s biggest search engine company celebrated its 18th birthday with a Doodle on its homepage. It was given birth to by its founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin in 1998. But, here is the twist, It seems even the biggest search engine itself does not know when it was born. Before 2006, it used to celebrate its birthday on September 26. So naturally, Google actually might not be 18.
Larry Page & Sergey Brin
Confusion regarding Google’s Age
The confusion about its original birth date has been more than a decade-old dilemma now. Even the company referred to it in 2013. Now, finally, 27th September is officially accepted as its birthday. In the year 2002, the first
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Beginning of Google
It was developed in the year 1996 as a research program by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two PhD Students of Stanford University. It was the brainchild of Larry Page who wanted to explore the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web. Comparing its link structure with a huge graph, Sergey Brin soon joined Page. They have been close friends since the summer of 1995.
Growth of Google
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• In February 2003, it acquired Pyra labs, owner of a blog, and a weblog hosting website.
• In 2004, Yahoo dropped its partnership, providing it an independent search engine.
• On January 17, 2006, it acquired a radio advertising company dMarc, which provided an automated system for advertising on radio.
• The company bought YouTube on 13th November 2006 for $1.66 Billion.
• As on November 14, 2014, it operated over 70 offices in more than 41 countries.
• In 2015, it reorganized its company, becoming a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
Different Ventures of Google
• Google+: It is an internet-based social network.
• Google Drive: The world’s biggest search engine created file storage and synchronization service that allows you to store documents on cloud share files and edit them.
• Gmail: The search engine created an email service .
• Dropbox: Dropbox for Gmail helps you to share files with the help of your Gmail account.
• Google images: It helps a search engine for images.
• Driverless cars
• Elevators to space
• Future predictor
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