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Google celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special doodle

Google celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special doodle

What is its real date of birth?

On September 27, 2023, Google is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special doodle, which looks back on the history of its logos. However, on September 4, 2023, Google already celebrated its 25th anniversary.


It’s Google’s birthday, for the second time in a month! According to the google.fr home page on September 27, 2023, the search engine has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

On this occasion, Google is replacing its current logo with a GIF that presents all of its historical logos, from the first to the current, with a special logo for its 25th anniversary. A sympathetic intention, which also reminds us to what extent Google has survived the ages.

However, if you follow the news of new technologies, you know that Google’s 25th anniversary has already been celebrated on September 4, 2023, even if the brand only communicates on September 27 (while its CEO addressed his employees September 4). For what ? It is complicated.

Official date, unofficial date

According to official documents, Google was launched on September 4, 1998. That’s when the company became one, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin had been working on a search engine since 1996. A beta version of Google was already running at that time, which means that September 27 is not the official date of Google’s launch.

This is why the question of his date of birth often comes up. Technically speaking, Google was born on September 4. His real birthday should be September 4, but Google only celebrates September 27 . For what ? Several versions coexist.






In the past, Google has even celebrated its birthday on September 8 and 26

The Independent understands that September 27 corresponds to a date of celebration of a quarrel between Google and Yahoo around the indexing of results, which confirmed Google France to Numerama.

As its anniversary site states: “In 2005, we began celebrating Google’s birthday on September 27 to coincide with the public announcement that it would no longer display the number of indexed pages. “. Basically, Google changed its birth date in 2005.Google celebrates its 25th anniversary


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