Google turned 25 on Wednesday and is commemorating the occasion with a doodle.
Google, everyone’s favourite search engine, celebrated its 25th birthday on Wednesday with a doodle. Taking a “trip down memory lane,” the corporation displayed several drawings on its birthday throughout the years. The most recent one includes a GIF that changes ‘Google’ into ‘G25gle’ to commemorate the 25th anniversary. When you click on the logo, confetti appears on the website.
“Today’s Doodle commemorates Google’s 25th anniversary.” And, while we at Google are always looking ahead, birthdays may also be a chance to reminisce. “Let’s go back in time to see how we were born 25 years ago,” the corporation posted on its blog.
“Much has changed since 1998, including our logo, as shown in today’s Doodle,” it said, “but our aim has stayed the same: to organise the world’s knowledge and make it universally accessible and valuable…Thank you for growing alongside us over the last 25 years. We can’t wait to see where our future leads us.”
Google was developed in the late 1990s by doctorate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who met in Stanford University’s computer science programme. The two quickly discovered that they shared a common goal: to make the World Wide Web more accessible. Google was created on September 4, 1998, and Google Inc. was incorporated on September 27, 1998.
While the company celebrated its birthday on September 4 for the first seven years, it opted to move the celebrations to September 27 in order to align with the announcement of the search engine’s record number of pages.
Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Google, took over for Page on October 24, 2015. Meanwhile, Page has taken over the same position at Alphabet Inc. Pichai was appointed CEO of Alphabet on December 3, 2019.
The History of Google Doodles
The doodle first appeared in 1998, a month before Google was created. The first doodle appeared at the long-running “Burning Man” festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blog post last month commemorating the company’s 25th anniversary. In his reflection on the first quarter century, he gave some insights on the prospects for AI to achieve things that matter on a larger scale.
“This month marks Google’s 25th anniversary. It’s a huge honour to have reached this milestone, which has been made possible by the people who use our products and push us to keep innovating, the hundreds of thousands of Googlers past and present who have contributed their skills to building those products, and our partners who share our vision…”It’s a time for gratitude and reflection,” Pichai wrote.
“An essential truth of innovation is that the moment you push the boundary of a technology, it quickly goes from extraordinary to ordinary,” he continued. That is why, despite our success, Google has never taken anything for granted.”
“Search is still at the heart of our mission, and it’s still our biggest moonshot with so much more to do,” Pichai continued in his note.Of course, Google is now more than just a search engine. We have 15 Google products that each serve over 500 million people and businesses, and six that each serve over 2 billion users.”