Google 18th birthday: Tech giant celebrates with animated doodle amid confusion over date

By: | Updated: September 27, 2016 11:37 AM

Google has now entered the adult life. The technology giant is celebrating its 18th birthday on September 27 with an animated festive doodle created by artist Gerben Steenks.

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Google has now entered the adult life. The technology giant is celebrating its 18th birthday on September 27 with an animated festive doodle created by artist Gerben Steenks. Since the last 10 years, Google has been celebrating its birthday on September 27, yet no one knows why, not even Google. The celebration date was September 26 in the year 2005 and September 7 and September 7 and September 8 in 2004 and 2003 respectively. Interestingly, celebrating its fourth birthday in the year 2002, the first Google Doodle went live also on September 27. If we go by the history of the company, there is nothing to be found which suggest the importance of these dates. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had registered the domain of Google in the year 1997, on September 15. Google then got incorporated in the year 1998, on September 4, hence the birthday dates have no particular relevance.

But at least since the last 10 years, Google seems to have settled on the date (September 27). Google themselves accepted that they used different dates to celebrate its birthday, in 2013 and said they fixed on the particular date as the first doodle appeared on September 27. Google was the child of Page and Brin when its idea began in twenty years ago in 1996 as a Stanford University research project. They wanted to create a search engine which could rank pages by the number of other websites have links attached to it. Earlier to that, the search engines had a crude format which ranked the sites by how many times the term appeared on pages. In 2015, Google split under a new umbrella known as Alphabet which made the founders Page and Brin to move away from Google’s everyday work. Alphabet now looks after outlandish parts of Google like its autonomous cars unit and Boston Dynamics which is a robotics subsidiary of the company.

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