The world’s No.1 search engine, Google is 12 years old. And the popular Google Doodles celebrates the day sharing a cake with the world. The cake was painted by an 89-year old artist, Wayne Thiebaud from Los Angeles.
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.