Today, Google is 23 years old since its launch, as the search engine celebrates the occasion by drawing a special doodle in the form of a cake on its homepage. The tech giant was founded in 1997, but was officially incorporated in 1998 on September 27.
Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, met Larry Page in 1997 when the first Larry Page, who was considering Stanford at the time to attend graduate school, happened to be assigned around the campus.
By the following year, the two Google founders had built a search engine together in their bedrooms and developed their first prototype, and according to a post on the Google Doodle page: A coincidence between two computer scientists changed the course of the Internet and the lives of millions.”
According to Google, there are billions of searches on its platforms in more than 150 languages around the world every day, although a lot has changed since the early days of Google, from the first server housed in a cabinet built of game blocks to its servers that are now placed in More than 20 data centers globally, but their mission to make the world’s information accessible to all remains the same.