Google's Big Day: Witness the Journey from 1998 to 2023
Today, Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world, and its products and services are used by billions of people around the globe.
New Delhi: Google today celebrates its birthday by marking the 25 years of Innovation and Impact. On September 27, 1998, two PhD students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, launched a new search engine called Google. Their goal was to create a search engine that was better than anything else available at the time, and they succeeded. Google's search algorithm was able to rank websites more accurately than any other search engine, and it quickly became the most popular search engine in the world.
Today, Google is one of the most valuable companies in the world, and its products and services are used by billions of people around the globe. Google Search is still the most popular search engine in the world, and the company has also developed a wide range of other popular products and services, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, and Android.
Google quickly gained popularity due to its innovative search engine, which ranked websites based on the number and quality of links to them. Google's search engine was more accurate and efficient than previous search engines, and it quickly became the go-to search engine for millions of users around the world.Read Also : NMDC Best Ever Production Upto Nov 23
In 1999, Google received $25 million in funding from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This funding allowed Google to expand its operations and begin developing new products and services.
In 2000, Google launched Google AdWords, its advertising platform. AdWords allows advertisers to place text ads on Google's search results pages and other websites. AdWords quickly became a major source of revenue for Google.
In 2001, Google launched Google Maps, a web mapping service that provides users with directions, traffic information, and satellite imagery. Google Maps quickly became one of the most popular web mapping services in the world.
In 2004, Google went public in one of the most successful IPOs in history. Google's stock price has risen steadily since its IPO, and the company is now one of the most valuable companies in the world.Read Also : NTPC Records Remarkable Growth in Coal Despatch and Production
Here are some of Google's most notable milestones since 1998:
1998: Google is founded in a garage in Menlo Park, California.
1999: Google receives $25 million in funding from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
2000: Google launches Google AdWords, its advertising platform.
2001: Google launches Google Maps, a web mapping service.
2004: Google goes public in one of the most successful IPOs in history.
2005: Google acquires Android, a mobile operating system.
2006: Google launches Google Street View, a panoramic street-level imagery service.
2008: Google launches Google Chrome, a web browser.
2010: Google launches Google Cloud Platform, a cloud computing platform.
2011: Google acquires Motorola Mobility, a mobile phone manufacturer.
2012: Google launches Google Play, a digital distribution service for apps, games, music, movies, and books.
2014: Google acquires Nest Labs, a smart home technology company.
2015: Google launches Google Assistant, a virtual assistant.
2016: Google launches Google Pixel, a smartphone line.
2017: Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is founded.
2018: Google acquires Fitbit, a wearable technology company.
2020: Google launches Google Stadia, a cloud gaming service.
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In celebration of its 25th birthday, Google has released a special Google Doodle that honors the company's logo evolution over the years. Google has also created a number of other birthday-themed surprises, such as a special Easter egg in Search that users can discover by searching for "happy birthday."
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