Google Celebrates 12 Years

We are all used to seeing Google’s homepage logo change throughout the year, dependant on what event is being staged at that time. It could be a logo at Halloween, Christmas, Father’s Day and recently Matt at OSM reported on an “Agatha Christie 120th Anniversary logo. But today, we will see an image of a “Birthday Cake”. This is to celebrate Google’s 12th Anniversary.

According to Stan Schroeder at Mashable, the logo, created by American painter “Wayne Thiebaud”, has become famous for his paintings of cakes and objects that we use on a daily basis. There has been a little confusion as to exactly when Google’s birth date is? In the past the search engine has celebrated on September 7, and although its domain was officially registered on September 15 1997, reports have suggested that today, September 27, is the day that we can show our appreciation for Google.

The huge search engine serves as an information and advertising service to millions of users each day, and since its release, the site has now added Gmail e-mail software, social networking tools and Orkut. As well as this, Google have extended its service to the desktop with applications such as “Google Chrome” web browser, “Picasa” photo software and “Google Talk Instant Messaging”.

Happy 12th Birthday to Google!

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