Here are the most important moments in Google's history

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September 15, 1997: Google.com domain registered. August 30, 1998: First Google Doodle inspired by Burning Man Festival in the US. September 4, 1998: Google files for incorporation in California. May 9, 2000: First 10 language versions of Google.com released. Today search is available in 150-plus languages. June 2000: Google becomes world's largest search engine. December 2000: Google Toolbar is released. July 2001: Google Images launches, initially offering access to 250 million images. December 2001: First annual Google Zeitgeist, a visual look at what millions of people searched for over the year. Septemeber 2002: Google News launches 4,000 news sources. Today Google News includes 50,000-plus news sources.

December 2003: Launch of Google Print (now known as Google Books). January 2004: Google launches Orkut, the most popular social network in most countries in its hey days. April 01, 2004: Google launched Gmail on April Fool's Day. At first invite-only, today Gmail boasts of more than 425 million users. October 2004: Google opens offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad in India. February 2005: Google Maps goes live. April 2005: First video uploaded on YouTube. Now, 100-plus hours of video are uploaded every minute and people watch 6 billion hours of video per month. June 2005: Google Mobile Web search, Google Earth launched. November 2005: Launch of Google Analytics. April 2006: Google Translate launches.

Today, Google machine translation provides translation between 80-different languages. May 2006: Google Trends, a way to visualize the popularity of searches over time, released. February 2007: Traffic information added to Google Maps for 30-plus US cities. Today, live traffic data is available in 50-plus cities (600 + major cities). November 2007: Android is announced. September 2008: The G1, the first Android-based smartphone, is released. February 2009: Voice Search on Android (works in 38-plus langauges now). October 2009: Google Maps Navigation introduced. January 2010: Google introduces the Nexus One to show what's possible on Android devices. September 2010: Google Instant showing search results while typing launched May 2011: Google's website registers more than a billion unique visitors. June 2011: Speech recognition added to Chrome desktop searches.

October 2011: Google Earth downloaded 1 billion times. Febrauary 2012: Chrome launches on Android. April 2012: Google Drive cloud service released. June 2012: Google Now announced. June 2013: Project Loon (ballon-powered internet access) unveiled, an option for connecting rural, remote and underserved areas. July 2013: Google Maps app for smartphones/tablets. September 2013: Android passes 1 billion device activations. July 2014: Google Maps in Hindi, with voice navigation too. September 2014: Introduction of Android One in India. October 2014: Google Voice search now accepts Indian accents. June 2015: Google Photos launched. August 10: The Silicon Valley giant announces reorganizing under a new name Alphabet and spins off Google as a separate unit, with India-born Sundar Pichai as CEO. September 01, 2015: New Google logo unveiled

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