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Google Logo 2015


September 4th, 1998


Internet Search, Advertising Technology, Mobile Operating System, Internet Browser, Computer Operating System


Larry Page, Sergey Brin


37.905 billion


Google (stylized as Google) is an Internet company located in the United States. It was pre-founded in 1995 as BackRub and founded in August 1998, and is now one of the biggest computer companies in the world. It started off as a search company, and it still remains it's primary focus. However, Google has gone into many other computer fields, such as internet browser, social network, mobile operating system, email, and many other areas.

Google has recently revealed some of their data centers around the world. It is estimated that they own over one million servers in these data centers, and process over one billion search requests, and 24 petabytes of user-generated content every day.


The company was first started when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were attending Stanford University. When it was first founded, it was named BackRub. A rather unknown fact is that Google's current name came from a typo. When brainstorming ideas, somebody suggested the name Googloplex, however, they decided to shorten it to Googol. When a domain search was done, the person who looked up the domain accidentally spelt it Google, and the domain was registered before the mistake could be changed.

In 1995, it was incorporated as a private company, and didn't become a public company until 2004. In 2004, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until 2024. In 2006, they moved their headquarters to Mountain View, California, were it is today.

Since then, Google has experienced a rapid growth, and has created several other successful products. Some of these include Google Chrome, the most popular web browser ever. Android, the most popular mobile operating system ever. Gmail, one of the most popular email services. AdWords, the most popular ad service ever, as well as many other popular services. They have also acquired several other companies, such as YouTube, Motorola, and Blogger. Out of all of these services, Google obtains most of it's profit from AdWords. A complete list of services from Google can be found on List of Google's Services.  

Logo TimelineEdit

1995-1997 as the First Alpha Version as BackrubEdit


1997-1998 as the Last Alpha Version as GoogleEdit

180px-Google Older Logos

Probably May-August 1998 as the First Beta Version as GoogleEdit

Google logo Sept-Oct 1998

August 1998-February 1999 as the Last way beta Version as Google!Edit


February 1999-May 2010 as GoogleEdit

Google logo

May 2010-September 2013 as GoogleEdit

Google logo 2010

September 2013-September 2015 as GoogleEdit


September 2015-Present as GoogleEdit

Google Logo 2015

Other Google LogosEdit

Google Doodles

Doodle 4 Google Logo
Elmo Google Logo
Mario Google Logo

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