Happy 15th Birthday, Google!

Google Doodle honors the search engine's birthday with a piñata game and hidden easter egg

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Fifteen years ago this month, two Stanford grad students founded a company called Google, named after the mathematical term googol, which represents the number one followed by a hundred zeros. Today’s Google Doodle, a keyboard piñata game, commemorates the big day.

The company that Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded was actually established on September 7, 1998, but the official “birthday” was later switched to September 27, as noted by SearchEngineLand’s Danny Sullivan. Before the search tool had even launched at google.com, Page told Sullivan, “I’d like to build a service where the priority is on giving users great results.”

Fifteen years later — after expanding to everything from email to mobile operating systems to a quest to conquer death — Google has changed the technology landscape forever.  And it still boasts a whopping 66.9% marketshare among search engines in the U.S., according to ComScore’s latest rankings.

Let’s celebrate!

p.s. For some extra fun, try typing “google in 1998″ in the google search box to see how far the company has come.

8 comments
rameshagrawal1309
rameshagrawal1309

Tere bina kya jeena, Janmdin ki Shubhkamnayen...... Do'nt search, Sirf "GOOGLE KARO"

SeemaMulla
SeemaMulla

Happy Birthday Google Can't imagine life without you. Thank you for giving answer to everything that I want anytime every time

tepasko
tepasko

Happy 15th Birthday Google!  I'm so glad you were born!

Thank you for my birthday page on Sept. 3rd!  I was very pleasantly surprised and touched!


daysa13
daysa13

Happy Birthday, Google!   You have been very helpful. I wish the best to you all  in the coming years.

JoseAlvesAlves
JoseAlvesAlves

Feliz aniversário para você também, google, por todas pesquisas acolhedoras.

LapisSafeiros
LapisSafeiros

Happy Birthday, Google! :) I just used the search engine today to quickly compute my math calculations :P

uddie83
uddie83

Happy Birthday Google.....you have been an awersome companion

Katyina38
Katyina38

wow that nice my son made two years old today happy birthday Google & Julian Jones