However, technically the company was founded on September 4, 1998 …
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 6:10 AM IST
Everyone’s favorite search engine, Google, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday, and the company made sure to mark the day with a doodle on its homepage. As seen in the image above, the google doodle features a cake with “23” written on it, with a birthday candle replacing “L” in “Google”.
Today’s doodle, in reality, is an animated film, as we see here.
However, it should be noted that technically Google was founded on September 4, 1998. Although the company, for the first seven years, celebrated its birthday on the said date, in that year it decided to gap the celebrations on September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages this search engine indexed.
The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, a month before Google was founded. The very first doodle was on the long-running “Burning Man” event in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most largely used search engine in the world. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015. Page, meanwhile, took over the same position at Alphabet Inc. On December 3, 2019, Pichai also became CEO of Alphabet.
Alphabet Inc. was created on October 2, 2015 following a restructuring of Google and then became its parent company as well as that of its former subsidiaries.