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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  • 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.

     

  • August 2006

    Google Video appears in beta.

    Google Video 'the world's first open online video marketplace' introduced video searches of TV shows, music and documentaries. You could even buy sell or rent content at the Google Video store.

    In October 2006 Google bought YouTube and Google Videos search results would include videos found by web crawlers.

    Google Videos was shut down in August 2012 and the content moved to YouTube.

  • May 2007

    Google moves to a cleaner interface. Links move from above the search bar to the top left hand corner of the browser. The browser includes links to Maps, Labs, Patents, Reader, Scholar and Finance amongst others.

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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