Google’s latest doodle is celebrating a crucial birthday: it’s own. The search giant is serving up a special cake Monday in honor of its birth 23 years ago. An animated doodle available on google.com features a smiling cake with a “23” and one candle representing the “L” within the logo. The remaining letters are covered with chocolate icing and sprinkles.
According to Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in 1997 at Stanford University, when Brin was scheduled to offer potential grad student Page a tour of campus. One year later, after building the primary prototype of the program , Google Inc. was created.
Since then, Google has expanded well beyond search, offering apps like Gmail, Google Apps, and productivity tools like Google Docs. the corporate has also jumped into hardware from Nest Wi-Fi routers to its own smartphone, the Google Pixel. Google’s doodle has provided several opportunities for the tech giant to celebrate its birthday. Last year, amid a quarantined 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google created a birthday doodle featuring a Zoom-style party.