Google`s Logo HISTORY: Search Engine Has Changed The Design

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Source: Creativebloq, 2015

Back in 1998, Google`s logo was followed by an exclamation point, and the site offered the option to search only terms. At that time, Google has indexed 25 million pages, while currently in 2015 it indexes a thousand times more which means 25 billion (source Dailymail.co.uk).

Multiple popular websites from entire world like Facebook, Google or Amazon, have radically changed appearance over time.

1995-1997

1995
• Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford. Larry, aged 22, graduated of the University of Michigan, is interested in the university, and Sergey, aged 21, is designated to serve as a guide.

1996
• Larry and Sergey have started to work at developing the BackRub search engine. It worked on Stanford servers for more than a year, until has exceeded the bandwidth.

1997
• Google.com domain was registered as on September 15. The name Google is a play on words from 'googol', a mathematical term for the number represented by the number 1 followed by 100 zeros and embodies the mission of Larry and Sergey, that of organizing a quantity seemingly infinite information on the Internet.

1998

April
• Larry launches Google Friends Newsletter, sent monthly for keeping the fans up to date about the company. (Meanwhile, they renounced at Google Friends Newsletter for Blogs, Google+ and other methods for submission news.)

Aug.
• The Co-founder of the company Sun, Andy Bechtolsheim, writes a check for 100,000 dollars to a company that did not exist yet, called Google Inc.
• Before leaving the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, Larry and Sergey included the famous character in logo. Thus,users knew where Google`s team will be in the coming days. It was their first doodle.

September
• On September 4, Google applies for registration in California. Larry and Sergey open a bank account in the name of newly founded company and deposited the check received from Andy Bechtolsheim.
• Google is setting its workspace in Susan Wojcicki's garage at Santa Margarita Ave., Menlo Park, California.
• Larry and Sergey co-opts their first employee. Craig Silverstein was their colleague at Stanford and will work at Google for ten years before joining the debutant company in education, Khan Academy.

December
• The publication PC Magazine reports that Google 'has an unusual display but highly relevant results' and recognizes it as favorite search engine ranking Top 100 Web Sites (Top 100 sites) for the 1998`s year.

1999

February
• The headquarters of the garage becomes too normal, so they're moving in a new house at 165 University Avenue in Palo Alto, with only 8 employees.

April
• Yoshka, their first dog of the company, comes to work with their vicepresident of operations, Urs Hölzle.

May
• Omid Kordestani joins them to handle sales and is the eleventh employee in Google. Ten years later, Omid withdrew from his active role in the company and became a senior adviser.

June
• Their first press release announces a round of funding worth $ 25 million from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins. John Doerr and Michael Moritz join the board.

Aug.
• They move into their first office in Mountain View, 2400 Bayshore. Mountain View is a few km south of Stanford University, and north of the older towns of Silicon Valley: Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose.

November
• They hire their first chef, Charlie Ayers (previously became known by catering to people at Grateful Dead; now has its own bistro in Palo Alto). Currently, food programs of Google`s focuses on serving healthy food, providing the energy needed to Google`s employees worldwide.

2000

April
• They announce the launch of MentalPlex: Google search engine`s ability to read your thoughts as you see the desired search results. Thus, they`re started in Silicon Valley tradition of April 1 Fools.
May
• They win their first Webby Award: Technical Achievement (according to the jury`s vote) and Peoples' Voice (according to the votes of users).
• Google launches a series of doodles with a normal alien. It is their first series of doodles.
Google.com is launched in the first ten languages: French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish. Today, the search is available in over 150 languages.
July
• Their first doodle created in the honor of the Bastille Day in France.
September
• The story of the Google`s office from New York has started in a Starbucks situated on 86th Street with a 'team' of sales consists of one person. Currently, their headquarters in New York employs over 4,000 Google employees. It is a former Port Authority building, at number 111, on Eighth Avenue.
• Begins offering the search in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, bringing in a total of 15 languages.
October
Google AdWords was launched, with 350 clients. This program promises online activation advertising using a credit card, keyword targeting and performance feedback.
• Launch of the first live doodle created by a guest artist Lorie Loeb. So far, numerous artists have created for the Google homepage, from Wayne Thiebaud to Christoph Niemann and to Eric Carle.
December
• They`ve launched the Google`s Toolbar. It's a browser plug-in and searches can be made through, without visiting the Google`s homepage.

2001
February
• Their first public acquisition: Usenet Discussion Service from Deja.com, an archive of over 500 million Usenet discussions dating back to 1995. They added the search and browse features, and launched as the Google Groups.
March
• Eric Schmidt is named Chairman of the Board.
April
• Language of the Swedish Chef becomes a language preference. They`ve offered several languages in joke, including Klingon.< July • The launch of Google Images, initially providing access to 250 million images.
Aug.
• They open their first international office, in Tokyo, Japan.
• Eric Schmidt becomes CEO. Larry and Sergey are named presidents of products, and respectively of technology.
December
• They launched the first annual Google Zeitgeist, a visual presentation million of searches done in the year just ending. It is an eloquent perspective with memorable things for the ending year, from Harry Potter to Osama Bin Laden. They launch a presentation Zeitgeist every year.

2002
February
• Google launched its first product for companies: Google Search Appliance is a yellow box that companies can connect to their computer network to enable search capabilities for their own documents.
• A major reorganization of AdWords is launched, including new cost-per-click pricing model.
April
• Launch the first set of Google APIs that allow developers to seek more than 2 billion web documents and perform their favorite programming environment, including Java, Perl and Visual Studio.
May
• Launch of the Google Labs, where users can test the beta technologies. Here, they`ve first tested many Google features like Google Transit, Google Scholar and Google Trends. Nearly 10 years later, Google Labs project was overshadowed by Google in order to be able to focus on products development.
September
• Launch of the Google News, with more than 4,000 news sources. Currently, Google News includes more than 50,000 news sources, with 70 regional editions in various languages. Overall, from 2012, Google News and other services send 6 billion clicks per month to editors.
October
• A few months after their first employee in Australia start selling advertising on AdWords in her living room, Google opens its office in Sydney. This is the second office in the APAC region, after the office from Japan. The first local AdWords client is eBay Australia.
December
• Google launch Froogle (which in 2012 became Google Shopping), with which users can search for what they want to buy.

2003
February
• Google acquires Pyra Labs, the company that created Blogger. This service almost as old as Google (Blogger was launched in 1999), is accessed by over 300 million people every month.
March
Google AdSense is announced, a new advertising service with content targeting, with which all publishers, be they large or normal, can access Google's vast network of advertisers. (Next month, Google acquired Applied Semantics, whose technology underpins service called AdSense.)
April
Google Grants is launched, an AdWords nonprofit program, for nonprofit organizations that receive the equivalent of $ 10,000 a month in AdWords advertising to promote their initiatives.
October
• It opens enrollment for programmers wishing to obtain cash prizes and notoriety by participating in the first Code Jam competition organized by Google. Currently, Google Code Jam attracts thousands of competitors each year and finalists traveled to Tokyo, Dublin, London and New York.
December
• Launch of the Google Print (now known as Google Books), indexing normal excerpts from books to display them in the search results. In 2004, the program will expand thanks to digital scanning partnerships with various libraries. Until now, they were scanned over 20 million books.

2004
January
• Launch of the orkut, which on that time was the most important social network in several countries. (About Orkut on Wikipedia)
March
• They`ve moved with more than 800 employees in their new location named 'Googleplex', at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View.
• Launch of the Google Local, offering business listings, maps and relevant directions from that area. (Later, Google Local will be combined with Google Maps.)
April
• Google launched Gmail, on the Fools Day. Initially, the service could be accessed only by invitation, but now has over 425 million users. Interesting to know: Gmail was the internal name for &Caribou&, inspired from a cartoon  created by Dilbert.
• Google launches its official live blog. They currently offer a variety of ways, including Google+ pages and Twitter accounts through which people can read news from Google in many languages.
May
• Google announces the first winners of the Google Anita Borg memorial scholarship, awarding outstanding women studying computer science. Currently, are eligible for these scholarships students from Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand and the United States.
July
• Google acquires Picasa, a service that helps users to organize and submit their photos online.
Aug.
• The first public offer of 19,605,052 Class A common shares takes place on Wall Street. Opening price: 85 USD per share.
September
• Their headquarter in Hong Kong was the first Google`s office opened in the Chinese territory.
October
• Google acquires Keyhole, a digital mapping company whose technology will later be used for Google Earth.
• Google launches SMS. Using this service, users can send text search terms from Google or 466453, on their mobile devices.
• Official opening of their headquarters in Europe, in Dublin, Ireland with 150 multilingual employees from Google, in the presence of Sergey and Larry, and recognition from the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, Mary Harney.
• Google opens new offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. Google employees in India have worked on all kinds of products, from Map Maker, to Announcements and Chrome.
November
• Launch of the Google Scholar in beta version. This free service helps users in literature such as peer-reviewed scientific articles, theses, books, preprinted papers, abstracts and technical reports.
December
• They settled Google.org, based on the idea that technology can make the world a better place.

2005
February
Google Maps has been launched. In just two months, Google added satellite images and directions to this product.
April
Google Maps is available on mobile phones in the US, providing driving directions and local information to users on the move.
• The first Google Maps released in Europe is for users in the United Kingdom. In 2006, it will be among France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Currently, Google Maps offers indications of the road in more than 190 countries worldwide.
• The first video was uploaded on YouTube (which was not part of Google, yet). Currently, every minute are loading over 100 hours of video, and people are watching more than six billion hours of video per month.
May
• Personalized Homepage (later renamed iGoogle and no longer available from November 2013) was created so users can customize their own Google homepage using modules of content.
June
• Launch of the Google Mobile Web Search service designed specifically for viewing search results on mobile phones.
• Inauguration of the Google Earth, mapping service based on satellite images with which you can make a virtual trip anywhere in the world. Until now, Google Earth has been downloaded over a billion times.
• Launch of the Google Maps APIs. Now developers can embed Google Maps on many kinds of applications, websites, for every platform (iOS, Android, Http Web Services, Web Browsers). Currently, there are over one million active websites and applications using this API, and these are accessed by over a billion people every week.
Aug.
• Launch of the Google Talk, a downloadable Windows application through which you can chat and send instant messages to friends quickly and easily. Next year, they added the Chat function in Gmail. In 2013, they announce that Google Talk will be integrated into Hangouts, new and unique communication system currently offered by Google.
October
• Google employees organized as volunteers the first Presentation of the Book, in the headquarter from Mountain View and attended by Malcolm Gladwell. Since then, the program Talks at Google hosted more than 1,500 authors and leaders, in 18 headquarters.
November
• Launch of the Analytics, a service dedicated to measuring the impact of websites and marketing campaigns. Google Analytics is based on technology from Urchin, a company acquired by Google in March 2005.
• Announcement of the opening of Google`s offices in São Paulo and Mexico City, which are their first offices in Latin America.
• The first contest Doodle 4 Google, in the UK. Since then, Doodle 4 Google competitions are held in countries from six continents. The students eager to see their works into the Google homepage have sent over a million doodles.
December
• Launch of the Google Transit in Portland, in the metropolitan region of Oregon. Currently, Google Transit is available for programs for more than a million public transport stations worldwide.
Gmail for mobile is launched in the United States.

2006
March
Google Finance is launched, and includes interactive charts and titles associated with Google News, to help users to find more easily financial information.
April
• Launch of the Google Calendar, to help to keep you up to date with events, special occasions and meetings. In addition, here you can allow others to access your schedule.
• Launch of the Google Translate, a translation service offered between Arabic and English. Currently, the Google`s automatic translation service provides translations in 70 different languages.
May
• Release of the Google Trends, a way to find out the popularity of searches over time.
• Gmail is launched in Arabic and Hebrew, and thus reaching a total of 40 interfaces for this service.
June
• Announcement of the Google Checkout, a fast and simple way to pay for online purchases, which opened the way for a wider range of payments through Google Wallet.
• Using Picasa Web Albums users can upload and share photos online.
Oxford Dictionaries added the word 'Google' (the verb).
Aug.
• Launch of the Google Apps for your domain. This suite of applications including Gmail and Google, foregoing Google Apps Premier Edition, which has been launched later in the same year, offering to companies cloud computing technology. Currently, over 5 million businesses use Google Apps.
October
• Launch of the Apps for Education. The first implementation of this initiative will be held at Arizona State University. Currently Apps for EDU has over 25 million users and is in use in 74 universities of the best 100 universities in the US.
• Launch of the online applications Docs and Spreadsheets (now embedded in Drive) . Google Docs is a processing of Writely service (acquired in March).
• Announcement for the acquisition of YouTube.

2007
January
Fortune magazine announces its annual list of Best Companies to Work For, where Google is the first place (since than, the next three years Google has been in the forefront). 'We are proud that we managed to create a company culture where employees are able to do interesting things that really matter'. (Google`s quote).
February
Doodle for Valentines Day, that year created uproar. Many thought that Google omitted the letter 'l' and associate poet of the eighteenth century called Googe. Others say that is dedicated band My Bloody Valentine (whose bassist is called Googe).
• Many of the 2008`s presidential candidates, including Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain visited Googleplex in their electoral campaigns.
Google Maps added traffic information for over 30 US cities. Currently, live traffic data are available in over 50 countries, for highways, streets, in more than 600 major cities.
March
• In campus, arrived the first gBikes giving Google`s employees an efficient, practical and healthy way to travel for meetings. Currently, the campus has in any time around 700 bicycles. This is only one proof of the importance given by Google for the bicycling culture.
April
• This year, April Fools is an extremely full: not only present the Gmail Paper Archive and TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider) (provider of Internet services to the toilet), but they lost (and find) a real snake in their headquarter from New York :).
• GOOG-411 within the service, people could call a phone number and uttering a quest to find local information.
May
• The Street View function in Google Maps is launched in five US cities: New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami and Denver. Currently, Street View is available in over 50 countries.
• Initiated a series of measures designed to protect users from malicious content on the Internet. Today, over 1 billion people use Google Safe Browsing, which applies not only to the search results and ads from Google but also for popular Web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari on mobile devices and computers.
• Expand the YouTube Partnership Program to include some of the most popular and most prolific creators of content from the YouTube community. Currently, more than 1 million  channels generate revenue within this program.
• Announcement of the new achievements that bring Google closer to the goal of universal search. Now video, news, books, images and local results are all integrated into a single search result.
June
• Install of solar panels at Google`s campus from Mountain View. At the time, it was the largest system of its kind installed solar panels for a company. Currently, solar panels provide 30% of the energy required for buildings on which are installed.
• Unveiled a new green initiative, which aims to accelerate the adoption of hybrid electric vehicle charging connector. Later, Google retired RechargeIT initiative; however, they continue to offer electric vehicles for employees.
September
• Presentation of Show AdSense for mobile, offering sites optimized for mobile browsers the ability to host the same ads as standard websites.
• Add a new application for creating presentations in Google Docs. (Now is Google Drive.)
November
• Announcement of the Android, the first open platform for mobile devices and in collaboration with other companies in the Open Handset Alliance.
Renewable Energy Less Than Coal (RE <C) was an initiative designed to make renewable energy cheaper than coal. The program has been retired, but Google continue to apply what they`ve learned from it into other renewable energy projects.

2008
January
• Launch of the BOLD internships that offer opportunities to students having little access to technology. This program, along with other new training sessions offered over the years, helped thousands of students to be noticed on Google in projects in different areas, from engineering to sales.
March
• Google completed acquisition of the digital marketing company DoubleClick, which provides ad management technology for agencies, marketing specialists and publishers.
May
• Hosted the first event Google I / O, the annual developer conference in San Francisco. Since then, conferences scale I / O increased. In addition to the thousands of developers who are present every year, millions watched live feeds to find out the latest news about products.
June
• GoogleServe's first event, the volunteer week. Each year, employees at Google looked for a while for emails, to participate in projects beneficial to the community.
• Launch of the Google Map Maker, with which users can directly update geographic information in Google Maps and Google Earth to be sure that the map correspond to reality. Currently, Map Maker is available in over 200 countries and regions worldwide.
July
• Google provides Street View for the entire route of the Tour de France competition in 2008. The first launch of the Street View in Europe.
• Google`s first downloadable iPhone app makes mobile searches quicker and debuts with the launch of the iPhone 3G from Apple.
Aug.
• They launched a website dedicated to elections in 2008. In 2012, further developing this initiative Google.com/Elections was launched, a website that provides news and online electoral instruments worldwide.
• Google Suggest function (later called AutoComplete) becomes available on Google.com, helping users formulate queries, reduce spelling errors and the number of keystrokes.
Street View is available in several cities in Japan and Australia. The first appearance outside North America and Europe.
September
• T-Mobile announces the G1 device, the first phone built on the Android operating system.
• Google Chrome is available for download the day after its launch is revealed before the time set through a comic circulating on the Internet. Five years later, Chrome has over 750 million users.
November
• With the Google Mobile App for iPhone, you can initiate a web search by voice.
• Once you discover a correlation between certain search terms and CDC data on flu symptoms, they launched Google Flu Trends, an indicator of the spread of influenza in the US, which provides data up to two weeks faster than traditional systems.

2009
February
• The Google`s first message on Twitter, back to binary format: 'I feel 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 I feel 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010'. (Hint: it is a button on their home page.)
• Launch of the Voice Search on Android. Mobile web browsing is simpler and faster because Android users can initiate voice search with the touch of a button.
March
• Launch of the Google Voice, which improve the way you use your phone, offering features like voicemail transcription. In 2013, Google will announce that Google Voice will be integrated into Google+ Hangouts.
• Announcement of the Google Ventures, a venture capital fund that use Google`s resources to support innovation and to encourage new companies with high potential technology. In 2013, Google Ventures has added to its portfolio the company with the number 200.
• Google launches a beta test of interest-based advertising on partner sites and on YouTube. This kind of tailored advertising, Google display ads with content closer to users' interests. In addition, Google offers to advertisers an efficient way to get in touch with the people most interested in their products and services.
April
• The hoax for the Fool Days, was CADIE, 'Cognitive AutoHeuristic Entity with Distributed Intelligence' which spends the day taking over command of various Google products before self-destruction.
May
• To remove bushes and reduce fire hazards on land near their headquarter from Mountain View, Google rented some goats from a company in the area. In order to mow the grass with low carbon emissions.
July
• Elimination of the beta label versions for companies and consumers on the products Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk.
• Announcement of developing the Google Chrome OS, a simple open source operating system, which was originally intended for laptops.
September
DoubleClick Ad Exchange present a real-time market, where both major online advertisers and ad networks and agency networks can easily buy and sell display advertising space.
• For the birthday of the 'father of science fiction literature', a mysterious series of doodles were created in honor of HG Wells.
October
Google Maps Navigation is a GPS navigation system, which includes 3D views, voice guidance and live traffic data.
November
• Are launched a series of international doodles to celebrate 40 years of Sesame Street.
December
• Just before the holidays, released version of Google Chrome for Mac and Linux as well as extensions for Chrome in Windows and Linux (all in beta releases).

2010
January
• Presentation of the Nexus One, a phone that proves amazing things that can be done on Android devices. Nexus range has grown and now includes tablets and phones.
• Following the earthquake in Haiti, Google`s engineers have created Person Finder to help people rediscover the loved ones after a disaster. Meanwhile, Google launched Person Finder for other crises, including Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. They also created the Google Crisis Response team, reacting to disasters worldwide.
• After detecting a sophisticated cyber attack from China, Google announced that they will no longer censor services local area on Google.cn . Currently, mainland Chinese users can search on Google.com.hk.
February
• The first advertising spot ever aired during the championship Google Super Bowl tells a love story through search terms. This is one of many videos made in honor human emotions that motivate the search.
• Announcement of a plan to create and test ultra-fast broadband networks, providing speeds more than 100 times higher than most Americans have access to today. More than 1,000 communities have submitted proposals in response to this initiative.
March
• For now, Google Maps provides directions and information about cycling trails. Currently, Google Maps featuring more than 530,000 kilometers of access trails and bicycle paths, which helps you move on two wheels.
April
• For the Fools' Day, Google changed its name to Topeka. The change occurs in honor of Topeka in Kansas City, which changed its name to Google in an attempt to determine installing Fiber service in that locality.
• Google is the first company launching a website that publishes the number of requests received from governments for providing information about Google`s users or for the removal of content from Google products. Later the same year, they added views showing traffic disruptions to Google`s products, for reasons such as blocking access by governments or cutting of cables.
May
• As part of Google`s efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, they make their first direct investment in a renewable energy project at scale.
Google TV is created from Android and Chrome. The service gives you a quick and easy way to access television channels, websites, apps, shows and more.
• To celebrate 30 years of creating the character PAC-MAN,Google launches the first-ever playable doodle, showing all 256 levels and Ms. PAC-MAN.
• Acquisition of AdMob, a company that provides graphical advertising on mobile devices.
July
• Because Google`s long-term objective is to support 100% renewable energy, they announced an agreement to purchase clean energy from a wind generation station of 114 megawatts, from Iowa.
• 'Life in a Day' is a cinematic experiment designed to discover one day in the perspective of people worldwide. It was created from thousands of materials submitted by YouTube users.
Aug.
• The Priority Inbox helps you manage the extra information from Gmail automatically sorting emails by importance, using a series of signals.
• "The Wilderness Downtown" is a musical experience created by writer / director Chris Milk with the band Arcade Fire collaborative and Google, Google Chrome using HTML5 and other technologies.
September
Google Instant shows you search results as you type, so you quickly get the information you seek.
• Three years after the initial launch of Street View in five US cities, you can explore all seven continents at eye level, due to the addition of images from Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica.
October
• Announcement of a technology developed for cars, that can drive themselves. Google believes that such machines can help avoid accidents in traffic, can offer people more free time and reduce carbon emissions. Since that time, their automatic cars have traveled over 800,000 kilometers.
December
• YouTube presents a new type of ad, TrueView. After 5 seconds if a visitor don`t think an ad is relevant or interesting, can close it. TrueView is part of Google`s efforts to ensure that users viewing ads most relevant to them and that advertisers communicating with the right audience.

2011
February
Google Art Project offers you the possibility to do a virtual tour through some of the most famous museums in the world and explore images at high resolution with tens of thousands of works of art from 40 countries.
• Launch an advanced security function based newsletter called two-step verification to help users maintain their Google accounts safe. Currently, two-step verification is available in 40 languages and in over 150 countries.
March
• With the new +1 button publicly express your appreciation for contents, helping friends and acquaintances to find the most interesting things when looking on the internet.
April
• Larry Page returns CEO, 10 years later since he held this position for the last time. Eric Schmidt becomes executive chairman.
• Celebrating 122 years since the birth of Charlie Chaplin, Google launched their first video doodle form.
May
Google Wallet makes easier the shopping in stores and helps retailers simplify the payment experience.
• The beta version of Google Offers is launched (not available anymore).
• Announcement the launch of the first Chromebooks, produced in partnership with Samsung and Acer. Chromebooks are designed to be fast, simple, secure and easily to update.
June
• Doodle dedicated for the guitar inventor Les Paul. The most popular doodle of all time. In the US, in only 48 hours, users have recorded music equivalent of 5.1 years (40 million songs) with guitar doodle. And those songs were played 870,000 times.
• Install a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles of the company. Today, it is the largest in the country with over 750 parking spaces with charging.
• The speech recognition was added to search the computer for Chrome users. Simply click the microphone in the Google search box and search by uttering.
• It has been launched Google+, which offers real-life interaction, rethought for the web.
• Initiating renewal design all Google`s products, starting with the homepage.
July
• Young passionate enthusiasm about science and talented jury inaugural Google Science Fair, an online science competition in which students can participate in age between 13 and 18 worldwide.
• AdWords Express is a more rapid and simpler through which normal companies can begin to advertise online in less than five minutes. Available only in 21 countries.
Aug.
Offline access to Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs for people using Chrome.
September
• Google acquires Zagat to help you find the best locations.
October
Android 4.0, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is designed to work on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of the Android operating system attractive and intuitive.
November
• Launch of Google+ pages (now, Google + Brands), so you can connect with companies, organizations and other entities that interests you.
• Now, Google Indoor Maps helps you find out where you are and get directions to a building, for example, an airport or a mall.
December
• Android Market exceeds 10 billion downloads of applications, with a growth rate of one billion downloads of apps per month.
• Google opens a new office in Paris, a symbol of commitment to one country in Europe where the Internet is the fastest growing. The new office is the headquarter for the Google Cultural Institute.

2012
January
• Google joined thousands of other sites to encourage users to take action against two US legislative proposals (SOPA and PIPA) that would censor the Internet and would prevent innovations. The next day, US government gave up this legislative initiative. Over 7 million internet users signed the petition hosted at google.com/takeaction.
February
• It has been launched Chrome for Android, that same easy experience, fast and secure web browsing to accompany you anywhere on different devices. Three months later, launch of the Chrome for iOS.
March
• Android Market becomes Google Play, a digital content store offering apps, games, books, movies, music and more.
April
• Inauguration of the Google Glass project (our days the well known Glass at Work).
Google Drive was launched, the service through which you can create, send, preserve and work collaboratively to your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs and PDFs, all in one place.
• It is the most full day of Fools: launch Google Maps for NES 8-bit, the gOOGLE`S team Canine Team Staffing, NASCAR racing car of the future (hint: it leads only) and more.
May
Hangouts is live worldwide. Many people and organizations have hosted public hangouts to get in touch directly with the public, including US President Barack Obama, NASA, David Beckham, Taylor Swift and UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.
• Launch of the Knowledge Graph in Google Search, thanks to which it is easier to find your information in the real world, such as places, celebrities, sports teams, movies, artwork and more. This release is based on the company's technology Metaweb, which Google purchased in 2010.
• Acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Doodle in honor of Dr. Robert Moog, the inventor of the electronic analog synthesizer, a form of interactive game logo, which can record, play and send songs.
• Expand Transparency Report, including a new section on copyright, with information about the number of requests Google gets from copyright holders on the disposal of Google Search results which allegedly refer to content that violates the rights of Copyright.
• To help users to search for products and get in touch directly with traders, Google moved from Google Product Search to Google Shopping.
June
DoubleClick Digital Marketing, the new platform where advertisers and agencies can manage their ad campaigns.
• Announcement the launch of Google Now, that gives you the information you need, such as weather or traffic or when it plays your favorite team's score.
• Launched the first Nexus 7, a tablet with 7-inch, created to highlight the contents of Google Play and have handy the best of Google. Later the same year, Nexus product family expands by launching a 10-inch tablet and Nexus 4.
Trekker is a way to capture Street View with beautiful locations, which can be reached only on foot (like the Grand Canyon or Galapagos).
July
• For the first time, the world can see the Olympics live on YouTube. In total, viewers watched more than 230 million video streams, and through Google`s partnership with NBC, they were the most watched Olympics by streaming until that moment.
October
• It was offered an internal perspective on Google`s datacenters.
• Samsung Chromebook is sold at the price of only 249 USD.
• Google Crisis Response launches Google Public Alerts, warnings of natural disasters and emergencies. The same day, Google published resources to respond to the situation created by Hurricane Sandy.
November
• Google started to install Google Fiber network access ultra fast internet at speeds up to 100 times greater than that currently offered by broadband networks usual for their first customers in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Next year announced the availability of Google Fiber in Austin, Texas in Provo, Utah.
December
• Lady Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and writer whom many know as the first programmer in the world, is praised with a doodle.
Google Maps for iPhone is available.
• The song Gangnam Style PSY's video becomes the most watched of all time. It is the first and only YouTube video that has reached one billion views.
• Launch of Global Impact Awards to support nonprofit organizations with initiatives that use technology to solve difficult problems trying to humanity. Subsequently, launch country-specific Challenges Global Impact, the first being the United Kingdom, followed by a mission to India.
Youtube Space LA is a new location managed by Next Lab, developed in order to help developers reach tools and experience. After this, were opened new YouTube Space locations in London and Tokio.

2013
January
• Google is comitted to invest 200million dollars in a wind farm in West Texas. Eventually the investement made by Google was over 1 billion dollars in the green energy. The entire installation can generate enough energy to power all public schools in new York, Wyoming and Oregon for a year.
February
• Google presented better AdWords campaigns for multiple screens.
• Future explorers of Glass had to say in 50 words what they would do if they will have the device Glass. Later in the year, the first explorers Glass are receiving the device.
Chromebook Pixel - laptop from Google- was created from scratch in order to be useful for users of cloud technology.
April
• Due the launch of Google Now for iPhone and iPad, users get only the information they need, exactly when they need. Pretty nice, right?
• Inactive Account Manager allows to plan your afterlife information in the digital environment. You decide what to happen with your data (photos, emails, docs) from Google services, if your account becomes inactive.
May
• Cinematic classic film posters of director and graphic designer Saul Bass, were celebrated with a Video doodle.
• Google launched captured images of planet Earth from space over a quarter of a century, giving an amazing time on any changes in the Earth's surface over time.
• Unlimited access to Google Play Music, a new music service monthly subscription, you can listen to millions of songs on all your devices.
Google+ Photos unveiled a new experience with which your pictures can look as good as it can be and Hangouts, which will be the only communication system offered by Google, which will replace the Google Talk, Google+ Hangouts, and Messenger.
• Gmail gets a new section shiny Inbox with which see at a glance what is new and can decide which emails you want to read and when.
June
• Google unveils the latest Loon project, a [x] balloon Internet access, with the hope the project becomes a viable option for connecting rural, remote and underserved poor and Crisis Communications.
• Acquired Waze to help keep you one step ahead in traffic.
• With funding from Google, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study energy impact of using cloud technology. Research of this institution shows that if all US users who do office work would use cloud technology, the energy consumption would be reduced up to 87 percent.
July
• Google Maps for desktop and the application were updated for smartphones and tablets. Redesign of Google Maps on all devices.
• Chromecast device is a normal, reasonably priced, thanks to which you can easily use your phone, tablet or laptop to bring your favorite online entertainment on your TV screen.
• In collaboration with Starbucks, Google offers free Wi-Fi connections faster in all 7,000 Starbucks locations in the US.
September
• The Android operating system exceed the 1 billion devices activated. It is a proof of the success of the entire universe Android, thanks to the enthusiasm of users worldwide.
• Presentation of Calico, a company active in health and personal wellbeing, whose CEO Arthur D. Levinson will be.
October
KitKat Android experience provides a smarter, more immersive for a greater number of people. In addition, the new Nexus 5 is presented.
• Thanks to an update to Google+ Photos, it is easier to find, refine and send the best immortalized moments in life.
• Street View arrives in Venice, offering panoramic views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
December
Compute Engine with which developers create applications using Google's infrastructure and hosting becomes widely available.

2014
January
Nest, a company that reinvents products considered trivial for your home, such as thermostats and fire alarms, is acquired by Google.
• Announcement of a new project Google[x] which focuses on the use of miniature electronic devices in a contact lens to measure glucose levels, thereby supporting people suffering from diabetes.
February
• Working with Polar Bears International organization, Google collected with Street View the Canadian tundra, and so is offering a close perspective on polar bears in their natural habitat.
Chromebox for Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps brings together so that any company can carry easily in high quality video sessions.
April
• Now with Google Maps Street View you can explore old images from 2007.
May
• First 3D doodle celebrates the anniversary of 40 years since the creation of the Rubik's Cube.
• The next stage for vehicles driving themselves is to create prototypes designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention.
• Google allows public access to data about the diversity of their workforce.
June
Made with Code is a new initiative designed to motivate women to work in programming.
• In the annual conference Google I / O announces new updates for Android for you to use wherever you go, in the car, on TV and even wrist.
July
• During the World Cup, now over 100 search trends in real time, illustrating the interests of users during this sporting and create over 60 live doodles in Brazil.
Aug.
• Gmail and Google Calendar now recognize addresses that include accented characters and other non-Latin alphabets.
September
• Google launches the first range of Android One phones in India.
Efforts to combat the unconscious discrimination, which may be the origin of low diversity among employees.
• Products for companies realease, such as Google for Work.
• You can initiate voice calls via Hangouts for free on phones or computers.
October
• Launch of the Android Lollipop, created for a universe of multiple screens. The initiative is complemented by the launch of new Nexus 6, 9 and Player.
Inbox, a Gmail Team initiative, represents a different perspective on e-mail, created to focus on the really important information.
December
• Now, the annual summary of the most popular searches is Google Trends Searches of The Year.

2015
September
- New logo for Google
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Source: Googleblog, Sep. 2015

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