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Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

Google Maps turns 7 years old – amazing facts and figures

Who has not used Google Maps? Raise your hand! Since the launch 7 years ago, Google Maps has become the de facto map service that users around the world go to for all their mapping needs.

As we say Happy Birthday to Google Maps, read on to find out some of the critical milestones in its history, and some amazing numbers and statistics.

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Apple celebrates iPad’s second birthday

On January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The anticipation was that he would unveil Apple’s long-rumored tablet device.

The headline for the event was “Come see our latest creation.” That turned out to be the first iPad.

And like it or not, the world of technology – perhaps the world in general – has not been the same since.

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The original Google website from 10 years ago

We’re a few days early, but Google is about to turn 10 years old this month (they opened their doors in September 1998).

On the Web, a decade is a looong time, so we were curious to see what the Google website looked like when it originally launched.

At the time, Google didn’t have much on the actual Google.com domain: Only two links, one to the regular Google version, then hosted at google.stanford.edu and called “Google Search Engine Prototype,” and another to a beta version named “Might-work-some-of-the-time prototype.”

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