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Google celebrates its 20th birthday

September 27, 2018.

Susan’s garage.

Susan’s garage. © Google.

Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin officially launched their company on September 4, 1998, headquartered in their friend Susan Wojcicki’s garage in Menlo Park, California. Now, on Google’s 20th birthday, you can see the legendary garage on Street View, restored in all its former glory. If you want to see what the space looked like in 1998, have a look at this video filmed by Harry Cheung, Google’s sixth employee:

Susan Wojcicki’s house on Santa Margarita Avenue is now owned by Google and is no longer lived in. In 1999, Wojcicki became the first Marketing Manager at Google. Today, she is the CEO of YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc.

To further mark the occasion, a Doodle video has been produced on the last twenty years’ most popular searches:

Google Street View, “Susan’s Garage, Santa Margarita Avenue.”

Mashable, “Google unveils its birthplace on Street View, plus more for 20th birthday.”