Google is celebrating its 25th anniversary on September 27, 2023. To celebrate its 25th birthday, Google is running a number of promotions and events. Google is also releasing new wallpapers for Android phones.
Google turned 25 years old on September 4th. But its 25th birthday is celebrated today, on September 27th. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two PhD students at Stanford University. The company started out as a search engine, but it has since expanded to offer a wide range of products and services, including cloud computing, hardware, software, and advertising.
Google is now one of the most valuable companies in the world, and it has billions of users around the globe. The company has had a major impact on the way we live and work, and it continues to innovate and develop new products and services.
Today, we’re celebrating many years of Google Search. To show how much the search engine has improved, the company made a timeline highlighting important moments that changed how people find things online.
Let’s look at some interesting points from Google Search’s history:
2001 — Google Images and “Did you mean?”
Back then, when you searched, you’d get links to websites. In 2001, Google created Google Images, so you could find things based on how they look.
They also introduced “Did you mean?” which helped fix spelling mistakes. This was like an early version of autocorrect on phones.
2002 — Google News
This came about after the 9/11 attacks. Google saw that it was hard for people to find news, so they made Google News. It helps find news stories from different sources.
2004 — Autocomplete
This is when you start typing something, and Google suggests what you might be looking for. It saves a lot of typing time!
2006 — Google Translate and Google Trends
Google started working on translation in 2002, but in 2006, they launched Google Translate. It can now translate into 100 languages!
Google Trends also started that year. It helps people see what topics are popular, which is useful for journalists and businesses.
2011 — Search by Image
Instead of using words, you can upload a picture to find similar things. This was an important step towards creating Google Lens.
2019 — BERT
This is a smart computer program that helps Google understand searches better. It’s made a big difference in how we get search results.
2020 — Shopping Graph and Hum to Search
Shopping Graph helps you find products to buy online by gathering a lot of information.
Hum to Search is a fun feature. It figures out a song you’re humming!
2022 — Multisearch
This combines searching with words and images. For example, you can take a photo of your dining table and search for a matching coffee table. It’s like having two superpowers in one!
And now Bard, an AI-based search engine that will answer all your queries using the latest technology and tools. You can read alll about it here!
So, over the years, Google has added lots of cool features to make searching easier and more fun for everyone. They’re always finding new ways to help us find what we’re looking for!