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25 Years of Search: Google's Ongoing Mission

9/27/20232 min read

The Birth of Google (1998):

- Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both pursuing doctoral degrees at Stanford University, shared a vision of making the World Wide Web more accessible.

- They started working on a superior search engine prototype from their dorm rooms, eventually moving to a rented garage.

- On September 27, 1998, Google Inc. was officially founded.

Google's Evolution (25 Years of Transformation):

- The Google Doodle celebrating the 25th anniversary highlights the evolution of Google's logo, reflecting the company's adaptability and commitment to innovation.

- Google has grown from its garage beginnings to become a global tech giant with a significant impact on individuals and businesses worldwide.

Mission Unchanged: Organizing the World’s Information:

- Google's mission throughout its 25-year journey has remained constant: to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

- This mission has driven innovations, including search algorithms, Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive.

Impact on Society:

- Google's commitment to its mission has revolutionized how people access and interact with information, making knowledge more accessible.

- Google's tools have empowered individuals, businesses, educators, and researchers worldwide.

Interesting Facts About Google:

- The first meeting between Sergey Brin and Larry Page was marked by disagreement on almost every subject.

- Google was initially named "Backrub" due to its focus on evaluating backlinks.

- The name "Google" represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros in a mathematical expression.

- was registered in 1997, but the website didn't launch until 1998.

- The first Google office was in a garage owned by employee Susan Wojcicki, who later became the CEO of YouTube.

- Google introduced Yoshka as its first company dog, and a cafe at Google's campus was named Yoshka's Cafe in his honor.

- Google awarded scholarships to encourage students to pursue technology careers.

- In 2006, "Google" became a verb in the dictionary, meaning "to use the Google search engine to obtain information."


As Google celebrates its 25th birthday, it's a moment to reflect on the incredible journey of two doctoral students who transformed a dorm room and a garage project into a global force. Google's commitment to its mission and its history of evolving logos and innovative products have made it a company that touches the lives of billions. The future of Google promises even more innovations and transformations.