Currently Google is the largest search engine in world and one of the most visited sites on the Internet, its stock is currently trading at $400.52 (Sept 30th 2008) and it’s name has become synonymous for a web search (Google it) but it hasn't always been that way.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary Google opened up its archives to the world. I'm not sure if this is something they plan on keeping up or if it's something their going to take down after the celebration. So take a look at the Google History Timeline and relive some past searches with a search from circa. 2001 (it’s weird to think of a time when Myspace was a Windows 95/98 software application).
Some of the fun facts I picked up:
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin Met in summer of 1995
- Google becomes a company September 4th 1998
- Their first employee was hired on Sept 21 1998
- Google hired their first chef in November of 1999
- The Search Trends from the Year 2000
- Adsense comes into existence on March 4th 2003
Really I could go on and on, I've already read through it twice so I'll give you a chance to find some nice stuff so visit Google's 10th anniversary celebration page.
Why you're at it, want to see what SMT looked like 10 years ago?
Take a look here: SMT 10 Years ago
Yeah we're as old as Google!
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