Google is a part of our online lives – be it google search, google adsense, google talk …. And September 7 is Google’s Birthday!
Google was officially born on September 7, 1998 as per a post on the Google Help centre. A look down the corporate history of Google, I quote this small snippet
“On September 7, 1998, Google Inc. opened its door in Menlo Park, California. The door came with a remote control, as it was attached to the garage of a friend who sublet space to the new corporation’s staff of three. The office offered several big advantages, including a washer and dryer and a hot tub. It also provided a parking space for the first employee hired by the new company: Craig Silverstein, now Google’s director of technology.
Already Google.com, still in beta, was answering 10,000 search queries each day. The press began to take notice of the upstart website with the relevant search results, and articles extolling Google appeared in USA TODAY and Le Monde. That December, PC Magazine named Google one of its Top 100 Web Sites and Search Engines for 1998. Google was moving up in the world.”
Happy Birthday Google. Thanks for being such an important part of our online lives.