15 years of Google: From University to Universal search

15 years of Google: From University to Universal search

Summary: Google is 15 years old today. Here, we take a trip back in time and watch the Google home page -- and logo evolve.

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  • November 1998

    Google home page at http://google.stanford.edu

    With equipment donated by IBM, Intel and Sun, Google appeared in 1998. Software used was GNU, Python and Linux with Parasoft used for debugging.

    The Logo was designed by the GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation program), a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

    The first funding for Google as a company was secured in August 1998 in the form of a US$100,000 contribution from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems

  • January 1999

    Google Beta home page at http://alpha.google.com

    Google moved its site  to Google.com, registered in September 1997 and incorporating the company in September 1998.

     

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  • Slideshow from h3ll

    Welcome to the slideshow from h3ll: 23 only very slightly different images that require an entire web page browser refresh to load.

    This is the non-plus-ultra of ZDnet slideshow sillyness.
    dsf3g
    • slideshows like this,

      makes this site feel really cheap and dated.
      Jean-Pierre-
      • Well, you really need the proper equipment

        to view this slide show:

        Best viewed with a Compaq presario 1200 laptop computer running Windows 95, Netscape 1.0 browser.
        InformationRetrieval
  • Google is now a Monster

    Nobody knew that Google would grow into something as big as it is now. And very few people now know that Google is going to grow into something much bigger.

    Governments around the world will one day wonder how they can stop Google's dominance. It's going to be very hard to deal with, because Google's tentacles will be embedded in our society.
    Vbitrate
  • Horrible slideshow

    When will ZDnet reduce these slideshow, if not get rid of them entirely? Gave up at slide nu,ner 4.

    How to lose viewers and influence nobody...
    DAS01
  • Horrible slideshow

    And no ability to edit post send. Why not? Others manage it.

    My post should read:-

    "When will ZDnet reduce these slideshows, if not get rid of them entirely? Gave up at slide number 4.

    "How to lose viewers and influence nobody..."
    DAS01