Google Turns 17 Today!

Google’s worth is now of billions. This is the transformation of big dream into reality that has made a significant contribution how the world uses the internet. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were both PhD candidates came up with an idea to create universal search engine that would compare sites by the relationships between them & other sites on the WWW. They were going to name BackRub.

One year later, in 1997, the renamed it and on the 14th Sep 1997 was officially registered as a domain name. The main idea of them was to organize all the information that could be gathered from the world and in the form of and index and this is exactly what they did. During the years Google extended its partnership. In 2004, the web-based email service was provided with storage of 1GB and this was the year that Google Earth was launched which mapped the earth using satellite imagery. In 2005, Google joined with NASA to produce Google Moon and Google Mars. In 2006, Google Video was introduced to the public, YouTube was acquired and Google Docs service was launched. It is estimated Google has around 54% of the market share for search engines.


Google’s official birthday is September 7, 1998. If Google were a person, it would have started elementary school late last summer (around August 19), and today it would have just finished the first grade. In other words, we’re just getting started.”

– An expired version of Google’s page.

Google has celebrated its anniversary with doodle every year from its fourth in 2002. At present, it’s celebrating 17th anniversary with doodle which is a chunky plastic PC, lava lamp and the 1998 “Google!” logo; to encourage users to wish the company.

The creators write about the doodle:

“For our 17th birthday, we offer a glimpse into our humble beginnings, when branded hockey jerseys were cool and Savage Garden had a number-one single.”

In the past Google has admitted that it’s not sure of the exact date of anniversary but Sep 1998 was the month when domain was registered and first investor Andy Bechtolsheim has written a cheque to Google for $100,000.

Google is now the fourth biggest company in terms of market value and has 70 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe.

Future Goals of Google

Google has announced its future plans to launch a wireless service of its own; this service will be Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) it means that Google will “rent” access to networks from companies.