Google is today celebrating its 23rd anniversary. To mark the occasion with all its users, the search engine created a doodle that is currently available on its homepage. The animated doodle features a cake with the number “23” written on it. The cake is designed to stand for the “L” in “Google.”
Despite having being founded in 1997, Google was officially launched as a company on September 27, 1998, by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Sergey and Larry who were graduate students at Stanford University built a search engine together in their dorm rooms, a prototype that went on to propel them to the firm that currently stands.
As it stands, the Silicon Valley firm boasts of not just the most used search engine but also an operating system in the name of Android. The company is currently headed by Sundar Pichai, who took over as CEO in October 2015.
There is no doubt that in this digital era, almost everyone is in one way or connected to Google.
“It’s said that one chance encounter can change the course of your life. In Google’s case, a chance encounter between two computer scientists changed the course of the Internet and the lives of millions,” Google wrote in its statement.
“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.”