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Tech & Science Google celebrates 21st birthday with a Doodle

06:30  27 september  2019
06:30  27 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Google celebrated its 21 st anniversary with a Doodle on September 27. The company was founded in year 1998. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel

You'd be forgiven if today's Google doodle threw you off a little bit.

a close up of a toy: Google turns 21 years old. Google © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Google turns 21 years old. Google

Google is legal! Well, to buy a beer anyway. While the legality of some of its other activities is a point of contention among certain state and federal entities, the web giant is celebrating its 21st birthday on Friday with a retro Doodle.

The Doodle shows you what a typical desktop computer looked like 21 years ago when Stanford Ph.D. students and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page published a paper called The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine. In it, the pair outlined Google, a prototype "large-scale search engine" that had a database of "at least 24 million pages."

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Google is celebrating its 21 st birthday TODAY. When was Google founded? A smaller Doodle shows a smaller Google logo with the second g replaced by a 2 shaped candle and the l replaced with a 1 shaped candle.

Опубликовано: 27 сент. 2019 г. Google 21 st Birthday Celebrations With A Doodle . google , google 21 st birthday , google google , google 21, google anniversary, google doodle Google celebrates its 21 st birthday with a Doodle - Продолжительность: 0:46 The Times of India

"We chose our system 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 pair wrote in the paper's introduction.

In the 21 years since Brin and Page outlined their vision for a search engine, the company has grown up dramatically. Google's search engine now indexes hundreds of billions of webpages, but the company has gone from humble beginnings as a search engine to the most dominant force in advertising. Google now has a parent company, Alphabet, with tentacles that touch everything from self-driving cars to its Android mobile software to the extension of life.

But don't look too closely at Google's birth certificate. The company has celebrated its birthday on Sept. 27 since 2006, but the previous year, it celebrated its birthday on Sept. 26, and in 2004 and 2003, the date was Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, respectively. Google isn't even sure why this is, especially since it was incorporated on Sept. 4, 1998.

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Happy 21 st Birthday , Google ! Google celebrates with a Google Doodle , of course. By Fabienne Lang. September 27, 2019. Do you remember the days before Google ? Back when you had to actually use books, libraries, paper maps, and phone books.

Опубликовано: 26 сент. 2019 г. Google celebrates 21 st birthday with a Doodle .

Regardless, happy birthday to a company that, for better or worse, helped usher in the information age.

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