Updated: September 27, 2020 11:51:41 AM
Search engine giant Google is famous for celebrating special occasions with a doodle, commemorating its 22nd birthday on Sunday with an animated illustration. The technology company was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both PhD students at Stanford University in California.
Today’s Google doodle presents a cake sitting in front of a laptop, several gifts, a smiling letter and several gifts when its friends call a video, and the remaining letters are ‘oogle’. The doodle is designed to take into account the current situation caused by the corona virus pandemic, where people are forced to stay indoors and rely on technology to communicate.
The word “Google” is derived from the mathematical term “Google”, which is an official number officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006.
Google has given details about the word ‘Google’ on its doodle page, “In the 1920s the world-famous Moniker was a play on a mathematical term, and in the 1920s emerged from a static vortex. While walking in the New Jersey, Jersey, American mathematician Edward Cassner asked his younger son – in – law, Milton Zirota, to help him choose a name for a number that bothered him: 1, then 100 zeros. Milton’s answer? A Google! Twenty years later, the term gained wide visibility and was included in the 1940 book “Mathematics and Imagination” co-authored by Kasner.
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