Google rings in 23rd birthday with unique animated doodle
The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it, with a birthday candle substituting for “L” in “Google.”
Tech giant Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday with a special cake-themed doodle on Monday. As seen in the image, the animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it, with a birthday candle substituting for “L” in “Google.”
In reality, today's doodle is an animated feature, as seen here.
Though Google's foundation started in the year 1997, it was officially founded on September 4, 1998.
The company, observed its birth anniversary on the said date for the first seven years, and that year, it decided to shift the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.
“In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype. In 1998, Google Inc. was officially born,” read a post on the Google Doodle blog.
“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe,” Google said in the post.
Its servers are now being housed in more than 20 data centres globally, it said.
Created on October 2, 2015 through a restructuring of Google and later Alphabet Inc. became its parent company and that of its former subsidiaries as well.
The Google doodle history itself dates back to 1998. The first ever doodle was on the “Burning Man” event in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Google is currently the universal search engine and is most widely used across the globe. The tech giant’s current CEO Sundar Pichai succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.
Happy 23rd Birthday, Google!