Google Doodle today: Google celebrates its 23rd birthday on Monday. To mark the occasion, the search engine created a doodle on its home page.
The animated doodle shows a cake with “23” written on it, with a birthday candle replacing the “L” in “Google.”
Although the founding of Google began in 1997, it was officially established as a company on September 27, 1998. Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most widely used search engine in the world. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.
In 1997 Sergey Brin, a Stanford University graduate student, was assigned to show the campus to Larry Page, who at the time was considering Stanford for graduate school. By the following year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their bedrooms and developing their first prototype.
“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the world, and while a lot has changed since the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built from toy blocks to its servers now hosted in more than 20 data centers around the world, their mission to make the world’s information accessible to all remains the same, ”Google wrote in its statement.