Is there anyone who don’t know Google? No, right. Google is the most famous search engine. Google has everything a computer literate can think of. From the day it was started there is no look back. Google was founded back 18 year ago this day. Well, there is some confusion about the actual date. But, that really matters very less. Google is the life saviour for everyone. It helps everyone.
Google is company which keeps track of everything on internet. It has a search engine, through which you can search anything on the internet. Maps, email, advertising, cloud are some famous services of google. Google was supposed to be names as “googal” which means 100 zeros after 1. But they say that “google” is a spelling mistake. And now “google” is a verb itself.
On this great day, we take the opportunity to take you through some moments from the history of Google.
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- Google.com domain name registered.
- Google got their first funding of $100,000.
- Set up there workspace in a garage.
- Hired their first employee.
- Moved to a dedicated office with employee count of 8.
- Google.com launched in 15 different languages. And today Google is available in 150+ languages.
- Google adwords launched with 350 customers.
- Released Google toolbar.
- Launched Google groups.
- Eric Schmidt named as chairman of board of directors later CEO in the same year.
- Larry Page became president of products.
- Sergey Brin become president of technology.
- Launched Google images with 250 million images.
- First International office in Tokyo, Japan.
- Google released first set of Google APIs.
- Launched Google news with 4,000 news sources, Today Google news has 50,000+ sources.
- Opened new office in Sydney, Australia.
- Acquired Blogger.
- Announced Google AdSense.
- Launched Google Print. Today known as Google Books.
- Launched Orkut.
- Introduced Google Local which was later on integrated into Google Maps.
- Launched Gmail on April fool’s day. Today number 1 emailing service.
- Official Google blog went live.
- Acquired Picasa.
- Acquired Keyhole, the technology behind Google Earth.
- Launched Google SMS, which enables users to send their text queries.
- Launched Google Scholar.
- Established Google.org
- Google Maps went live.
- Released Google Mobile Web Search.
- Launched Google Earth.
- Google Talk launched, a chatting application.
- Released Google Analytics.
- Google Finance launched.
- Launched Google Calendar.
- Launched Google Translate.
- Google Trends Unveiled.
- Oxford English Dictionary added “Google” as a verb.
- Google Apps Launched.
- Announced acquisition of Youtube.
- Announced Android.
- Hosted first Google I/O, the developer conference.
- T-mobile launched the G1, the first mobile based on Android.
- Google Chrome opened for all.
- Released Google Voice.
- Announced Google Venture.
- Announced the development of Google Chrome OS.
- Introduced the Nexus One. The Google phone.
- You can see Google TV.
- Google Instant launched.
- Announced the development of Google Car.
- Larry Page takes as a CEO.
- Eric Schmidt became executive chairman.
- Launched Google Wallet.
- Announced the first Chrome Book.
- Launched Google+.
- Launched AdWords Express.
- Android 4.0, the Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Launched Google+ Pages.
- Android Market became Google Play.
- Project Glass unveiled.
- Google Drive Launched.
- Launched Hangouts.
- Acquired Motorola Mobility.
- Announced Google Now.
- Started installing Google Fibre.
- Introduced Google+ Photos.
- Hangouts replaced Google Talk.
- Unveiled Google X project. Balloon powered Internet access.
- Launched Chromecast.
- Released new version of android, Kitkat.
- Launched Compute Engine.
- Released Android Lollipop.
- Introduced Android Pay.
- Announced Android M.
- Android Wear.
And here we are today reading this. Google has great history. We just covered some important topics. Google is now part of our life. Google itself is a Ecosystem now.
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We wish Google a very Happy Birthday!