Google is 25 today!

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Google was born today, on 27.09.1998. Happy Birthday Google! 🎂 🎉

Say what you like about Google, but its searching capabilities are unmatched. I've tried several search engines over the years and none of them even comes close to the effectiveness of Google at finding what you're looking for. It's uncanny how it figures out what you mean most of the time from less than perfect queries.


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Here's what Google has to say about its birthday:

Today’s Doodle celebrates Google’s 25th year. And while here at Google we’re oriented towards the future, birthdays can also be a time to reflect. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to learn how we were born 25 years ago...

By fate or luck, doctoral students Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in Stanford University’s computer science program in the late ‘90s. They quickly learned they shared a similar vision: make the World Wide Web a more accessible place. The pair worked tirelessly from their dorm rooms to develop a prototype for a better search engine. As they made meaningful progress on the project, they moved the operation to Google’s first office — a rented garage. On September 27, 1998, Google Inc. was officially born.

Much has changed since 1998 — including our logo as seen in today’s Doodle — but the mission has remained the same: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Billions of people from all over the globe use Google to search, connect, work, play, and SO much more!

Thank you for evolving with us over the past 25 years. We can’t wait to see where the future takes us, together.

 

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Think they evolved from Alta Vista. What happened to Lycos?

I think too back then Amazon were just starting, or maybe not at that point. To think they started mainly with books and ISBNs

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