Google at 20

Google is a search engine.

Google is a company.

Google created Android.

Google owns YouTube.

Google became public on 19 August 2004.

Google is already 20 years old, today, 27 September 2018.

Andy Bechtolsheim or Andreas Maria Maximilian Freiherr von Mauchenheim genannt Bechtolsheim of Sun Microsystems invested 100,000 US dollars on 4 September 1988 and gave the check to the founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two Stanford Ph.D. students, who incorporated Google in the garage of Susan Wojcicki who later became YouTube CEO and employee number 16 of Google, Inc.

Google was just a research project then that began in January 1996.

A misspelling led to its success because Google was meant to be Googol which is a numerical term in mathematics that starts with 1 and followed by 100 zeroes.

Yahoo turned down the founders at the price of $1 million in 1998 and $5 billion in 2002 and now, Google is worth over $800 billion via its Alphabet which is its parent company.

Its very first Google Doodle was meant to celebrate the Burning Man Festival in 1998 which Sergey Brin and Larry Page have visited. Google Doodle is the company’s way of celebrating significant events and people.

27 September 2013 was its 15th anniversary and it 27 September became the official birthday of Google with unclear reasons on how it was chosen. One theory was that a Yahoo rivalry in 2005 was the indirect cause but it was change in 2002 according to Google.

Clear or unclear, Google had remained on top of all search engines that is reliable and effective in producing results.


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