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September 27, 2019 Friday 08:18:01 AM IST

Today Google's 21st Birthday

Technology Inceptions

The Google LLC or Google is celebrating its 21st birthday on Friday with a retro Doodle.The special Doodle shows how a typical desktop computer looked like 21 years ago. The doodle also has a timestamp dating back to 27-9-98. Originally called “BackRub”, the search engine giant Google, was founded by the by two PhD students, Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page, on September 27, 1998 in their dormitories at California’s Stanford University.

While launching the Google in 1998, its founders had published a paper about its prototype. Brin and Page organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful through its search engine 'Google'. Today, the worlds leading search engine, Google, operates in over 100 languages. The term Google is derived from a mathematical term 'googol' meaning '10 raised to the power of 100'. The America-based multinational technology company, Google, the search engine giant deals in Internet-related services and products that includes online advertising technologies, software, hardware and cloud computing. Sundar Pichai (Pichai Sundararajan), an Indian-American, was on August 10, 2015 named CEO of the company, replacing Larry Page who is heading as CEO of Alphabet Inc. Together Google and Alphabet are among the world's biggest conglomerates.

Google has changed its birthday date several times. Initially, until 2005 its birthday was celebrated on September 7 then on September 8, September 26 and more recently its birthday is being celebrated on September 27.


A Google Doodle is product of Google that appears temporarily on special occasions in place of Google’s permanent logo on the homepage. The doodle marks important festivals, people, achievements and holidays. The first-ever Google Doodle was made in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998

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