Google Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Nostalgic Homepage Doodle
by: The Beat Asia
September 27, 2023
This is almost everyone’s response to someone who has questions—big or small—that we're just not sure what the answer is—a testament to how Google has transformed from a search engine into a household name.
This year, Google turns 25! To celebrate this milestone, the tech company has launched a nostalgic homepage doodle, which takes us on a trip down memory lane.
The doodle shows all the logo transformations the brand has undergone over the past 25 years, from its retro faux 3D effects and shadow backdrops to the simple and minimalist logo we know today. By the end, the doodle transitions to a special logo made for the anniversary, which transforms the two Os into the number 25.
This also comes with a “special surprise” when you input birthday-related searches on the website.
“For our birthday, we’re celebrating in ways you might have come to expect over the last quarter-century. Our homepage doodle today honors the evolution of the Google logo, and if you search for (or hum) birthday-related queries, you might see a little surprise. But mostly, we want to say thanks,” said Google in a blog post.
The tech giant also promised to continue and improve Google Search through AI and other emerging technologies in the future, said Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet’s CEO, in a separate blog post.
“Our search for answers will drive extraordinary technology progress over the next 25 years. And in 2048, if, somewhere in the world, a teenager looks at all we’ve built with AI and shrugs, we’ll know we succeeded. And then we’ll get back to work,” the blog read.
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