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Google Gearing up for Birthday Celebration



Google’s getting on in years. It’s gotten to the point where they’re not quite sure of their own birthday. Once upon a time, it was September 7, but it’s since migrated to September 27. (That’s okay. It happens to the best of us.)

To celebrate the bit 1-0 this week, Google has launched a site dedicated to its tenth birthday. The site features Google trivia and milestones, as well as an interactive timeline of Google history:
google tenth birthday timeline

Google Maps is also in a festive mood with the Street View guy:
google maps birthday party guy holy toledo, oh
(‘Member when he dressed up for the Fourth?)

And as if those weren’t enough celebrating, Google’s spreading the love with Project 10100. The project is designed to provide funding to ideas that help people:

If you have an idea that you believe would help somebody, we want to hear about it. We’re looking for ideas that help as many people as possible, in any way, and we’re committing the funding to launch them. You can submit your ideas and help vote on ideas from others. Final idea selections will be made by an advisory board.

Good luck, and may those who help the most win.

They’ve pledged $10 million to helping people help others. The top 100 ideas, as chosen by a panel of Google employees, will be announced January 27, 2009. The public will then winnow the field to the best 20 ideas. From those, the Project 10100 advisory board will select the best five to receive funding.

It’s a noble idea, if a little vague. But I know I wasn’t expecting a gift for Google’s birthday.

  • http://haiku-poems-blog.blogspot.com/2008/09/captivating-capiz-haiku-poem.html kouji

    i can hardly remember using any other site to search. what i do remember from the pre-google search days are a lot of frustrating search attempts, especially in relation to new or updated articles.

    kouji’s last blog post..haiku poem: dry

  • http://www.sannayak.com San Nayak

    Luckily born with Google only. If I jumped to some other search engines then i knew why am i doing that.

    It looks like a good promise to every innovative ideas generated today, good luck to all the contestants, lets see how it goes.

    San Nayak’s last blog post..BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, Chicago, IL, 60103

  • http://www.tmdesigner.it tmdesigner

    Google..a great History without end..!

  • http://pitercentre.blogspot.com pitercentre

    Happy birthday to google, google is the company that have many new innovation.

    pitercentre’s last blog post..HALO OPTIC PHENOMENON

  • http://www.yahoo.com kiran

    rose born for beauty
    jasmine born for smell
    sun is born for light

    &

    google born for best service as search engine

  • http://www.zurpit.com Zurpit

    Its amazing to see how much they accomplished in these 10 years, I wonder what they will do in the next 10