The undisputed king in the global Internet search market has entered its teen-years today, and the royal celebration has been kick-started with a brand new edition of the Google Doodle!
Google started its journey in 1996 as a university project by the site’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while they were pursuing their PhD in the Stanford University.
They officially launched Google exactly 13 years back in September 27 1998 with the view of helping web surfers in finding out the information they were looking for in the World Wide Web. Little did they know that 13 years down the line, and the site would be processing more than 1 billion search request a day.
Back in 1998, the domain name Google.com was registered on Sep 15th. However, Google chose to stick with the September 27 as its birthday.
According to both the founders, the name Google was derived from Googol - the mathematical term for 1, followed by a 100 zeros.
Today’s edition of Google Doodle comprises of the Google logo wearing multiple birthday-hats, and sitting in front of its birthday cake with 13 candles on it. The room is filled with colourful balloons and ribbons - the similar setup that you will come across in any normal 13 year old’s birthday party.