Google celebrates its 25th birthday, marking a remarkable journey from a humble dorm room to becoming a tech giant. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google started as a research project called “BackRub” and evolved into the search engine we now know. Today, Google’s impact extends far beyond search, with products like YouTube, Android, Gmail, and Google Maps becoming integral parts of daily life for billions worldwide.
Google’s 25th Birthday: The Tech Giant’s Journey
Google’s journey began in a Stanford dorm room, where Larry Page and Sergey Brin collaborated on a research project that would change the digital landscape. From the humble beginnings of “BackRub,” Google evolved into the search giant we know today. With products like YouTube, Android, Gmail, and Google Maps, Google has become an integral part of daily life for billions around the world.
Expanding Influence and Innovation
In 1998, Google received its first funding and moved to a rented garage in Menlo Park. Since then, Google’s influence has grown exponentially. The launch of Gmail in 2004 revolutionized email with its 1GB storage capacity. Google’s acquisition of Android in 2005 paved the way for its entry into the mobile industry. In 2006, the acquisition of YouTube solidified Google’s presence in the online video space.