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October 26, 2009

11 Years of Google in 2 Minutes

Google UK's YouTube channel posted a video that highlights some of the most interesting events from Google's history. "From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Google Wave, StreetView and Chrome."

If you look closely, you'll spot at least one error in the video. Can you find it?


For those who want to learn more about Google's history, check this interactive timeline, the list of milestones and John Battelle's "The Search".

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26 comments:

  1. ok. I'm no expert obviously. I didn't see the error... :(

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  2. Didn't they raise more money than that initially?

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  3. I couldn't find the error, but is a great growth. Yesterday, I was watching the Daily Show video, Kamkwamba from Malawi said this about Google:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-7-2009/william-kamkwamba

    "When I Googled "windmill" I found that there was millions of applications. I was like, where was this Google all this time?"

    Thanks to Google we are able to do great stuff in the web without the prohibitive costs.

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  4. Is it the Chrome OS near the very end?

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  5. They used a video created to promote Google Chrome in a gadget named "Google Earth" (last page of the "Google book")?

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  6. They don't mention app engine !

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  7. The 1997 Google logo design just appear years later? Maybe should be one of the erros in the video...

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  8. they have "10100" as a googol not 10^100 i think that's the error you mention

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  9. Here's the error I spotted: "Google has indexed 1 trillion pages in 2007". Obviously, that's not true.

    "Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days -- when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once! We don't index every one of those trillion pages -- many of them are similar to each other, or represent auto-generated content similar to the calendar example that isn't very useful to searchers. But we're proud to have the most comprehensive index of any search engine, and our goal always has been to index all the world's data." (a Google blog post from 2008)

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  10. @Alex Chitu is right, noticed that before I knew to look for an error (Google indexes One Trillion URLs). Any others?

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  11. At 1:40 when they show the announcement of android, that is clearly the outline of a BlackBerry Storm. lol

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  12. Are you sure the last three things are Google Wave, Street View and Chrome OS? I think it is Latitude (but I have not checked its icon, though, Street View was already there).

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  13. Orkut and Gmail. Who is elder? this video says Orkut came first. I dont know really !

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  14. And I didnt spot anything about Analytics?

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  15. Otto Peura: watch the vid again, you'll see Analytics. I thought Google launched Adword and Adsense at the same time, but the video says Adsense was launched a year later.

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  16. Google is the unmatched KING of the Virtual World and will remain always, Google has changed the world, we live in, cheers : )

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  17. Adsense was launched after Adwords, of course.

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  18. Let´s go to buy twitter, isn´t it? lol
    :/

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  19. I think... ergo sum.

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  20. Falta/mistake/abscence of:
    google/notebook, /reader, /video, /questions (fails by competence with yahoo), and the buy to doubleclick.com

    Too the google definition =P 100100

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  21. the error is on the "WHAT NEXT" correct: whats next

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  22. Lolz.. Anonymous 1 is a loser!!!!

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  23. I have seen video I couldn't find the error.

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  24. PERSONALISED homepages! (1:25)

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