Google’s 8th Birthday


Google Birthday Logo

Google put up a special
birthday logo for
themselves today, since today is Google’s 8th birthday. Or is it? In last years
post, we asked
Didn’t Google Just Have A Birthday?
We quoted the

When is Google’s birthday?
from Google’s support page, which said back then:

Google’s official birthday is September 7, 1998. If Google were a person,
it would have started elementary school late last summer (around August 19),
and today it would have just finished the first grade. In other words, we’re
just getting started. To discover more about Google’s history, please visit
http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/history.html. To learn about our
mission, please see http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/index.html

Today, it says;

Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate
our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel
like having cake. For more on Google’s history: http://www.google.com/corporate/history.html

So maybe today is Google’s birthday and not on 9/7 or some other date. In any
event, happy 8 Google!

Postscript: Google just blogged about the birthday

here
.

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