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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  • March 2004

    Google introduces Froogle.

    Froogle used Google's web crawler to index product data from vendor websites. The name was changed to Google Product Search in 2007 and Google Shopping in 2012.

  • Feb 2005

    Google Local introduced.

    Google Local helped users find specific businesses in their local area. Users typed in a zip code to pinpoint local resources in the area.

  • April 2006

    Google Maps introduced.

    Although acquired by Google in October 2004 and announced on the Google blog in February 2005, it started to appear on the home page in 2006 and Google Local was merged into the main Google maps site. In April version 2 of the API was announced.

     

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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