Google is celebrating their 8th birthday today.
Unbelievable to think that Google has only been around 8 years.
Recap of what they have accomplished:
- created a household name
- Google has been recognized as a verb (as in to google something)
- everyone involved in the beginning is now super rich
- their stock became a stock market phenomenon
- taking the web AJAX arena by storm
- pushed the limits with web email
- one of the first great image searches available
- has a video service that rivals youtube
- one of the best desktop searches available
- browser toolbar is great
- great advertising model with Adsense and Adwords
- Took KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) to a new level