Google Doodle Stories September 27

Google is officially 19 years old today, and the company is celebrating by giving you another chance to play 19 of its best Google Doodle games.

Billions of searches later, perhaps the happiest happenstance has been how Google has grown throughout the past 19 years. Named for the number “googol” (a 1 followed by one hundred zeroes), Google inches closer to its namesake each year, currently serving more than 4.5 billion users in 160 countries speaking 123 languages worldwide.

Upon clicking today’s Doodle, we invite you to explore 19 surprises we’ve launched over the past 19 years – including our brand new Search easter egg: Snake Game! So give it a spin and thanks for celebrating with us!

The choice of September 27 as Google’s birthday is, though, somewhat random …

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Google Doodle Stories February 23

The latest Google Doodle celebrates the discovery of a new planetary system and it’s kind of adorable

Just yesterday, NASA announced that a team of astronomers made a massive discovery, a new planetary system of seven exoplanets, some of which are similar in size to Earth and could potentially have water and support organic life. It’s an important discovery, and Google is today celebrating it with an adorable new Google Doodle.

Google Doodle Stories January 28

Google celebrates the Chinese New Year with new Doodle, Arts & Culture project

Today marks the 2017 Chinese New Year also know as the Lunar New Year. This holiday — known in mainland China as the Spring Festival — marks the end of winter and the start of spring. Plus, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster!

Google Doodle Stories January 6

Google app adds new high-level Notifications setting, currently provides alert for new Doodles

A server-side update rolling out to many users of the Google app today adds an interesting new Notifications page to settings. At the moment, the only option is to turn on notifications for Google’s homepage doodles, but nevertheless is quite notable for how high-level it is.

Google Doodle Stories July 5, 2016

When you need a spacecraft to fire its rocket for 35 minutes some five years after it left Earth, there has to be an anxious moment or two wondering whether it will work – all the more so when it’s been subjected to a radiation dose equivalent to a million dental x-rays. But NASA’s Juno probe performed perfectly, and Google is celebrating the fact with an animated Doodle

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google Doodle Stories April 22, 2016

Google Play Music honors Prince by going purple, Android app testing new search bar

After a months-long wait, Google Play Music finally added podcasts features earlier this week. To pay homage to the passing of music icon Prince yesterday, the web app has since adopted a purple theme. Additionally, some users (via Android Police) are now seeing a new search bar in the Android app.

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