Millions of users and surfers around the world today, opening Google with the desire to find the information they want, find themselves in front of a smiling cake instead of the traditional search engine logo. It is the doodle that the Mountain View group has created to celebrate their birthday, 23 years of activity.
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Every day, “there are billions of Google searches in more than 150 languages worldwide” and “from its first server housed in a closet built with toy blocks” today its servers are “hosted in more than 20 data centers Worldwide.”
The site also recalls the beginnings of Google, when a chance encounter between two computer scientists, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, led to the first prototype of the search engine, born in the dormitories of Stanford University
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, there is a nice 20% discount on the Google Store. To take advantage of the offer, which will be valid until tomorrow, September 28, you just have to enter the code “GOOGLEBDAY “ during checkout.
To celebrate the event, there are some discounted products such as the Pixel 4a, the various Nest devices (Hub), Google Wifi and Stadia.
Google has in fact hidden other discounts somewhere in the Store: so be sure to comb through it for more easter eggs.
TERMS AND EXCEPTIONS
- The store address is store.google.com/it
- The offer is valid only today, 27 September 2021 and closes at midnight European time.
- It is available only for residents of the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, and Denmark with a shipping address in these countries .
- You must be at least 18.
- You must have a form of payment available.
- To enjoy the discount you must be logged into your Google account.
- You can buy any product from the store taking advantage of the 20% discount except for:
- Chromecast con Google TV
- Nest Hello
- Nest Camera Indoor
- Fitbit Charge 5
- Fitbit Charge 4
- The offer cannot be combined with other promotions .
PAY ATTENTION TO THE BLUE GIFT PACKAGE
Google wants to have fun, and has “hidden” some blue gift packages in the pages of its store. Once found and opened (just click on it), an even more substantial discount code appears. An example? Pixel 4a is discounted by 23%, as are Chromecast and Nest Audio. To bag this de, enter “BDAYSURPRISE23” at checkout.
Let the search begin!
Is September 27 Really Google’s Birthday?
Why did the Californian company decide on September 27, despite the fact that the foundation formally dates back to September 4, 1998 (and the registration of the domain on September 15)?
The reason can be summarised thus:
Today’s date was chosen at the beginning of the new millennium, more precisely in 2002, as the day to celebrate the anniversary since it corresponds to the one in which, 23 years ago, the search engine announced that it had registered the record of indexed pages in its database.
Below is the first Google layout, at the beginning, when the only tool available to navigate was a computer browser and smartphones would not appeare for at least another decade.
The good old days of 56k modems, when an ISDN line was for many only a distant mirage and ADSL a utopia. Another era.
As is well known, today the activity of bigG extends far beyond the boundaries of online research, ranging from streaming to artificial intelligence, from medical research to experimentation in the field of robotics, to even the operating system in your palms, just to name a few.
The business is now organized as part of the parent company Alphabet, a giant capable of grinding nearly $62 billion in revenue in a single quarter, from which founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin took leave a couple of years ago.
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