Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Google 25th Birthday Today!, Know How it Started and How it Got the Name ‘Google’

Google is known as the world’s largest search engine. It processes billions of searches every day, providing users with a vast amount of information and resources at their fingertips. But do you know that this search engine was not named Google, rather it was found by mistake.

Google, often considered the titan of the internet, has firmly ingrained itself in the fabric of modern society. It has become an indispensable tool, a go-to for answers, and an integral part of people’s daily routines. Founded in 1998, Google has reached its 25th birthday.

To mark this special occasion, Google has created a unique doodle, replacing the “OO” in its iconic logo with “25.” This playful transformation symbolizes the company’s journey from its humble beginnings to its current status as a global tech giant.

How it Started and How it Got the Name ‘Google’

Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Stanford University PhD students, co-founded Google on September 4, 1998. Initially named BackRub, the duo later opted for “GOOGOL,” a mathematical term representing 1 followed by 100 zeros. However, a spelling error during registration resulted in the now-familiar name, Google. Its simplicity and ease of use quickly endeared it to users worldwide. Today, Google is synonymous with internet searches, so much so that people commonly say, “Just Google it” when referring to online searches. This simple yet serendipitous name change has played a pivotal role in Google’s ascent to global prominence.

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