Google turns 25 today. It was founded by doctoral students Sergey Brin and Larry Page in Stanford University’s computer science program.
The two had a dream to make the World Wide Web a more accessible place. A dream they worked on tirelessly in dorm rooms came to life on September 27, 1998. The birthdate of Google Inc.
“Today’s Doodle celebrates Google’s 25th year. And while here at Google we’re oriented towards the future, birthdays can also be a time to reflect. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to learn how we were born 25 years ago,” was the post from Google.
Today, Google is the search engine of choice for the majority of netizens. However, we all know that it is now more than a search engine.
On its birthday, the company has shared some numbers and we picked a few for you.
The Numbers After 25 Years
- 133: The number of languages Google Translate supports. The company says it has worked with native speakers as well as integrating AI to make this possible.
- 10 million: In 18,278 columns Google Sheets can fit a maximum of 10 Million cells.
- 100 billion: With the use of AI, the company has protected Android users from 100 billion spam messages. That is in 2023 alone.
- 70 billion: This is the average number of YouTube Shorts daily views.
- 30: Remember, you have 30 seconds to hit Unsend on Gmail. Quite a handy feature.
- 12 billion: Every month, there are 12 billion visual searches on Google Lens. Here, we shared handy tips on how you can use this tool.
- 5,000+: The number of Google Doodles the company has shared. Doodles are mostly to celebrate events or remember legends. Like today’s doodle to celebrate Google turning 25.Take note, the company does accept submissions for Doodle suggestions.
- 10 million+: The number of miles mapped with the Street View car. This is the distance around the world more than four times.
- 1.7 billion: The number of photos edited in Google Photos every month.
- 500,000: The number of people around the world who have completed a Google Career Certificate. You can enhance your career in Digital Marketing, IT Support, Data Science, Software Development, Cybersecurity, and much more.
- 6: The number of Google products that each serve over 2 billion users.
- Many: Number of Google products killed. Only yesterday, they announced the end of Google Podcasts.