Bucharest, September 27, 2023 – rbj – Today, September 27, Google celebrates 25 years since it was launched. In the beginning, it was the idea of Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who wanted to make an Internet search engine capable of organizing web pages and classifying them.
Over time, the tech giant became known for its services, such as YouTube, Drive and Gmail, but also for its products, such as Android, Google Pixel and FitBit.
Today, the search engine helps users find cheap flights, specific images, interact with various “easter eggs” and can answer any kind of question, written or spoken.
Google started changing the proprietary logo to “doodles” since the appearance of the engine. The first illustration based on the logo was released in late August 1998, when Google’s founders wanted to let people know they were away at the Burning Man festival, according to Time. Thus, the second “O” had a drawing of the festival logo.
On the occasion of the anniversary, Google shared how one of the first auxiliary functions of the search engine, Google Images, came to be in a post on the official blog.
“Consider that in 2000, so many people Googled photos of Jennifer Lopez’s daring Grammys dress that it became the most popular search query. This search returned 10 blue links, but no green dress. So our engineers got to work, thinking of new ways to index images alongside web pages, and Google Images was born, allowing you to find the photo you’re looking for faster than ever before” – Google.
Google is no longer just a search engine, but one of the most powerful technology companies in the world.
Google is also a major player in the field of artificial intelligence, where it has Amazon, Apple and Microsoft as rivals.
Statista data shows that as of July 2023, Google had a market share of nearly 84%. The other competitors barely appear in the market – Bing is somewhere at 9%, and Yahoo does not even cover 3% of Internet searches.