Her 21st birthday celebrates today the biggest search engine and the most manageable tool of the Internet, Google, and-of course-honors the day with a Doodle.
Google started in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Paige and Sergei Breen when they both did their PhD at Stanford University, California.
While conventional search engines ranked their results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, they both created a better system that analyzed the relationships between web pages. They named the new technology ”PageRank”, which defined the relevance of a website by the number and significance of the pages leading back to it.
They named their search engine Google. The word came from an anagram of the word ”googol”, the mathematical term introduced by Milton Sirota for the number 10 ^ 100 Written: ”1 followed by 100 zeros”.
By doing so, Google wishes to indicate the company’s mission to organise the vast number of Internet Information.
Google’s Doodle for her birthday:
At first Google was running on the Stanford University website, with the domains: google.stanford.edu and z.stanford.edu. The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997 and the company was created on September 4, 1998. It was based on a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California.
Market surveys showed that in april 2007, Google Inc. took over as the world’s most famous company, thus relocating Microsoft Corp.
The rapid growth of the business since its founding was caused by a chain of products, mergers and collaborations beyond Google’s search engine. The company is leading the development of the operating system for Android mobile devices and is moving more and more in telecommunication hardware.
According to the independent traffic data providers ”Alexa” and ”SimilarWeb”, Google.com is first and second in traffic respectively, has the higher traffic among search engines, having more than 16 billion visitors per month for May 2015.
Happy Birthday Google!