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A very happy birthday to the one who changed our lives!

A very happy birthday to the one who changed our lives!

September 27th, 2019

There are a few innovations which have completely changed our lives and one of the most recent ones is definitely Google! And this innovation which came, conquered and changed our lives forever, turns 21 today!


A very happy birthday to the one who changed our lives!

The birth story of Google

It was way back in 1995 that Larry Page and Sergey Brin met for the first time at Stanford University. Both of these brilliant minds were pursuing their graduation in computer science. They began working together on building a search engine and decided to call it Google. Do you know how they came across this name? Well James Newman and Edward Kasner in their book, Mathematics and the Imagination coined the term “googol” for 1.0 × 10100 , and it is from there that they took their inspiration! Many research papers, maxed out credit cards and a lot of running around for financial investors later, the duo managed to launch this search engine. Little did they know, it would change lives!

A very happy birthday to the one who changed our lives!

The way Google has changed our lives

Today, on the 21st birthday, let’s take a look at how Google has changed the way we look at things, or more importantly, how we look for things:

  • To begin with, can you imagine going a day without searching for information on Google? The most basic queries that we may have, we turn to Google. We don’t search for information anymore, we “Google” it!
  • Well, Google is your friend now! Most android devices have Google Assistant and you can turn to her for anything you might need – from jokes to important information, she will never fail to entertain you!
  • And then comes Gmail with its huge storage capacity, which makes it the most favoured email account of all. Almost everyone, has a gmail account, so much so that, it has become synonymous with email.
  • Google knows everything and it is one of the most basic forms of AI that we come across in our daily life. How? Well Google knows your searches and what you are looking for. Sometimes you need to just key in a few letters and Google has its customized suggestions for you!

Navigation has changed with Google maps. Gone are the days when we asked people for directions – we have Google Maps now!

A very happy birthday to the one who changed our lives!

Basically wherever you are, whatever you need, Google is always with you…

And oh! Who do you think told us it’s Google’s birthday today? Why Google itself!

A very happy birthday to you, Google!