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7:08 pm on Sep 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google started 5 years ago today in a basement. Its sure come a long way since then...
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Kinda surprised we didn't get to see a logo change.
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> Its sure come a long way since then...

...and has even further to go.

BTW, what kind of file extension is '.stm'?

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HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY GOOGLE [view.greetings.yahoo.com]
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Cool e-card. Happy Birthday Google!
9:48 am on Sept 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Happy Birthday Google :)
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Congrats Google you made it to five without stealing the content of your competitors;) If you make it to ten the justice department or some State AG will definately want a piece of your butt!

markus007, thanks for that BBC link. It was interesting, and full of mistakes. I guess the quality at the BBC has dropped considerably as well!

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Five! Wow! Happy birthday!

Smart as this child is, she probably already knows how to tie her shoe laces. Maybe this year, she'll learn to tie some loose ends too. :)

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Happy Birthday Google...and thanks for everything..I owe a lot to you guys....

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Happy B, G!

Hey GoogleGuy, what flavor was the cake? :)

4:49 pm on Sept 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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just seen the new logo - happy birthday!
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"Expect to see a lot of changes in Google in the next few months. We plan to have a much bigger index than our current 24 million pages soon. Thanks to all the people who have sent us logos, HTML and suggestions. Keep them coming!

Have fun and keep googling!

-Larry"

Was searching through Google archive and found this statement by Larry Page. Well Larry I think you did manage to get more than 24 million pages. Happy Birthday Google and have a properous future.

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Good find, novice. skipfactor, I'm off to look for some cake now. Wish me luck.. :)
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Happy birthday google, though you're giving me not much traffic at the moment :) Thanks for all the search results you gave me in the past. Make your bot a little bit fresher, others are slurping my site away :)
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Just saw the new logo. It didn't load at first! First time I'd ever seen a broken image on Google...

Well, it's a cute logo. :D Five years already? I thought it was three...

I suppose that's a very long time ago indeed. Now it's lost in the haze of memory... I don't remember when I started using Google, anyway.

11:06 pm on Sept 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yep, Happy Birthday Google, here's to the next five years, hope you survive it!
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Just saw the new logo

Wish it is clickable like all the other logos...with a link to timeline of G or something like that.
'5' in the logo could be anything.

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It's Googles birthday today? [webmasterworld.com ]

Funny how their birthdate changes over the years. September 27 last year. This year September 09. I tried googling when googles birthday really is but I get nowhere.

[resourceshelf.freepint.com ]

On that link it says Googles Birthday is September 29. Am I missing something? When is it really?

5:28 am on Sept 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Coketruck, you have opened a can of worms, when everyone wanted to eat cake ;)

A whois search for Google.com shows that the domain name was originally registered on 15-sep-1997 so I guess we will be wishing them a happy 6th Birthday on Sunday?

Most documents I found on the subject said "Founded in September 1998"

But wait, [google.com...] shows Google was around in April 98.

I guess there is a discrepancy between the domain name, the incorporated company, the activity and the real birth date.

GoogleGuy will have to sort this one out officially.....for me it was 15-sep-1997, the first date someone got serious about making it happen :)

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Hum, its interesting all the different birthday days, bunch of potencial ones at... [google.com...]

It seems that Google just decided that the 9th would be its big day.

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"GoogleGuy will have to sort this one out officially."

I'll do my best. I poked around and it looks as though the birthday is for the date of Google's incorporation, which was Sept. 7, 1998. See [google.com.au...] for backup. The first celebration I heard about took place for the two-year anniversary on September 7, 2000. That occasion was marked by some night-owl engineers with 2-3 boxes of Krispy Kremes and vast quantities of Soul Calibur.

GoogleGuy, now wondering if Soul Calibur II includes Voldo, Lizard Man, Sophitia, Yoshimitsu..

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Happy Birthday To Goo
Happy Birthday To Goo
Happy Birthday To Goo-gle
Happy Birthday To Goo!

I hope WebmasterWorld doesn't get penalized for my repeated key-words...

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Thanks for that GG, but now I want to go with 1995....but on what date in 1995 did Larry and Sergey "collaborate to develop technology that will become the foundation for the Google search engine"?

That is the true birth date IMHO....the Inc. date was just a formality.

Great ideas are born when two or more people agree they are great ideas and should do something about them:)

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All I can say is...

Many Happy Returns Google!

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Thanks for that GG, but now I want to go with 1995....but on what date in 1995 did Larry and Sergey "collaborate to develop technology that will become the foundation for the Google search engine"?
That is the true birth date IMHO....the Inc. date was just a formality.

Great ideas are born when two or more people agree they are great ideas and should do something about them:)

I have to disagree on this one bud. When a couple plans to have a child, the child isn't born until it leaves the womb. I think the Inc. date is good because the legal papers are sort of like a birth certificate.

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Happy Birthday, Google! You are a big boy now.
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The Inc. date is good for Google, Inc.'s birth date....but that is not really the birth date of the good idea.

I ran a company as a sole proprietor for a couple of years before the accountant and attorney got "heavy" about it....to be honest I still think they were wrong, but who the heck cares for $300 a year in filing fees.

The birth date for me will be the date that the idea was seriously born between the people involved....not the date it became its own legal entity.

Too much legal claptrap and not enough glamour in any other concept for me to relate to....I appreciate that some may feel differently ;)

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night-owl engineers with 2-3 boxes of Krispy Kremes

Where are my G##(@ car keys? Warm Poncy KKs ;)

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Wow 5 years

Take a look at Google in Dec 1998

[web.archive.org...]

I started using Google 3 years ago.

The peoples search engine!

Nice one!

Happy Birthday Google :)

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