Google celebrating 12th birthday

Today (27.09.2010), search engine giant, Google celebrated its 12th birthday with Google Doodle. The California based company was first incorporated as a privately held corporation on Sep 27th, 1998.This Google Doodle is a painting of a cake, which was designed by 88-years-old, Los Angeles artist Wayne Thiebaud. In the Google’s birthday doodle, there is a candle which represents the letter ‘L’ in the word Google.

Happy Birthday Google

Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin named the search engine they built 'Google', a play on the word 'googol', the mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros.The name signifies the huge volume of information that Google stores. Google's mission is to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Founded in 1998 by Stanford students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today runs over one million servers in data centers around the world, and processes over one billion search requests every day.