The tech giant is celebrating its 20th birthday with a new Google Doodle marking the special occasion. Founded 20 years ago, the company is marking the occasion with a Google Doodle around the world.
This year’s doodle features letter-shaped balloons attached to a gift box. Tapping plays a YouTube video that animates popular searches from around the globe over the past two decades.
Google was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In 1996, the two struck a partnership, and built a search engine that used links to determine the importance of individual pages on the World Wide Web. However, Google Inc was officially born in 1998, after Brin and Page received a check for $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim.
Did you know Brin and Page had initially named Google, Backrub? In 1996, they renamed Backrub to Google.