Happy 20th birthday Google: The latest news
Happy 20th birthday Google
Happy 20th birthday Google: The past and the future
Google was founded on the 4th of September, 1998. A few days ago, the tech giant celebrated its 20th birthday. The company has accomplished a lot and it does not seem to be slowing down.
In this blog post, we will look at some of Google’s greatest moments in history as well as new developments.
From day one to the present
The company’s beginning date back to the mid-nineties, when Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the PageRank algorithm, which focused on linking pages. In 1996, their work was turned into a new kind of search engine.
In 1998, Page and Brin received $100,000 in investment and Google was born. The company grew over the next few years from the garage of Susan Wojcicki to saying no to Yahoo’s $3 billion acquisition offer in 2002.
The company has since introduced countless popular services and features, including Gmail, Maps and Chrome. Some have not been as successful as others, take the social network Google+ for example.
These days Google is a part of a Alphabet Inc, which now owns YouTube and has also gotten into hardware. What is next?
The latest news
Google is no longer just a search engine. The company is focusing on artificial intelligence, XR, and voice control with Google Assistant, among other things. Google Assistant is coming to more and more devices than before, and to expand its reach even further, the digital assistant is now multilingual.
Google has also harnessed AI for a new purpose: to forecast earthquake aftershocks. The main problem in the past has been predicting the location of aftershocks. With access to data from over 118 past earthquakes, the algorithm was able to spot patterns to use for predictions. The technology is not perfect, but it serves as a good base for development.
Another, lighter piece of news concerning Google’s new projects is the launch of Google Arts and Culture. The new app offers the technology from the company’s Art Selfie app as well as virtual tours of over 1,600 galleries, museums and more.
The Art Selfie analyzes your selfie to find a look-a-like piece of art. The tours include features which utilize virtual reality. Other features include search according to time period or location, as well as information and translations regarding different pieces of art.
There is no other company like this one – happy birthday Google! Here’s to more years filled with innovation and smarter solutions!
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