Google 16th Birthday
Today Google is celebrating their 16th Birthday. It is hard to think that one company could have gained the influence that Google have in the world, in just 16 years. I still remember a world without Google but think that it would become harder in the future to remember such a world, and kids born in the past 16 years will never know what a world was like before internet, and the mighty Google.
Google was founded in September 1998 in Menlo Park, California by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Another key person in the founding and funding of Google were Eric Schmidt.
Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, businessman, and the executive chairman of Google. In 2013, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 138th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $8.3 billion.
Lawrence “Larry” Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On April 4, 2011, Page succeeded Eric Schmidt as the chief executive officer of Google. As of 2014, Page’s personal wealth is estimated to be US$32.3 billion, ranking him number 19 on the Forbes list of billionaires.
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, together with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable Internet companies. As of June 2014, his personal wealth was estimated to be US$ 30 billion. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company.
Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords.
More About Google
Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares but control 56 of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Its mission statement from the outset was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and its unofficial slogan was “Don’t be evil.”
In 2004, Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex.
Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions and partnerships beyond Google’s core search engine. It offers online productivity software including email (Gmail), a cloud storage service (Google Drive), an office suite (Google Docs) and a social networking service (Google+). Desktop products include applications for web browsing, organizing and editing photos, and instant messaging. The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system and the browser-only Chrome OS for a netbook known as a Chromebook. Google has moved increasingly into communications hardware: it partners with major electronics manufacturers in the production of its “high-quality low-cost” Nexus devices and acquired Motorola Mobility in May 2012. In 2012, a fiber-optic infrastructure was installed in Kansas City to facilitate a Google Fiber broadband service.
The corporation has been estimated to run more than one million servers in data centers around the world (as of 2007) and to process over one billion search requests and about 24 petabytes of user-generated data each day (as of 2009). In December 2013 Alexa listed google.com as the most visited website in the world. Numerous Google sites in other languages figure in the top one hundred, as do several other Google-owned sites such as YouTube and Blogger. Its market dominance has led to prominent media coverage, including criticism of the company over issues such as copyright, censorship, and privacy.
Google 16th Birthday Google Doodle 2014
Google Celebrated their Birthday Internationally today, September 27, 2014 with a Birthday Google Doodle today on all their International Search Engine homepages. We here at 3D Car Shows would like to take the time to congratulate Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Erick Schmidt and all the Google Employees and shareholders with the birthday of Google today! May the company go from strength to strength.
Happy 16th Birth day Google!