Google, the tech giant we know today, celebrated its 25th birthday on September 27, 2023, marking a remarkable journey from its humble beginnings. Founded by two brilliant minds, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google originated as ‘BackRub’ in a Stanford University dorm room.
Google is today celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new Doodle that shows the evolution of the company’s logos over the years. Found in September 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google has redefined the way we look and search for information on the internet.
The new Doodle will be visible in all parts of the world, with the exception of a few regions like China and Russia. In a post, Google takes a trip down memory lane, mentioning how Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford University’s computer science program in the late ’90s and shared a vision of making the internet more accessible.
The duo started working on their idea, making a prototype for a better search engine in their dorm. Eventually, they moved the operation to a rented garage in Menlo Park, California, where they formed Google Inc. The post also reveals Google’s anniversary logos over the years, with the latest one replacing the two ‘o’ with the number 25.Originally called ‘BackRub’, the search engine was later renamed to Google, originating from the word ‘googol’, which means one followed by 100 zeroes. In 1998, Larry Page worked on a computerised version of the Google logo using a free graphics software called ‘GIMP’ and added an exclamation mark mimicking ‘Yahoo!’.