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Poll: Google News turns 10 years old but will it reach 20?

Google has evolved considerably over the years, where does it go from here?

On September 22, 2012, Google News celebrated its ten year anniversary. It seems like Google has been around a lot longer than that to me. The company certainly has changed and evolved in that relatively short time.

Editor's note: I originally misread this story - the 10 year anniversary is for Google News. My apologies for the confusion. The spirit of the poll question still holds however.

I first heard about Google, at least this is how I remember it, on an episode of The Screensavers on TechTV. Leo Laporte was touting it for its minimalistic display and the power of the search algorithm. The company has come a long way. Google now has everything from the mundane of email to the futuristic concept wearable computer.

So, I put it to the TechRepublic audience, where is Google heading as a company and are we ready to follow?

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

15 comments
Gisabun
Gisabun

Google has a tendency of killing off projects. 2 social networks with Google Plus probably next. Many other projects. So why not this?

tmuhlen
tmuhlen

The MS FUD raised by this mis-represented opinion piece is much older than Google.

griswald.goulton
griswald.goulton

If China drops Apple for its own phones/tablets and runs them on Android, Google will reign supreme and crapple will join Microsoft in the history books

crap
crap

There needs to be better research for news items before being posted!

SKDTech
SKDTech

The headline of the linked article states that Google [b]News[/b] turned ten on September 22nd.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Google has reached its 10th birthday, but it has certainly evolved from the simple search box. What will the company Google look like in 10 more years?

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

What does Microsoft have to do with this? Mark is with TR, not MS, and had already apologized for his mistake twice before you posted. Not all mistakes are FUD, and there aren't any traces of it anyway.

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

Where in the article is Microsoft mentioned? FUD? Your tin-foil is wrapped too tight, loosen it and allow some cerebral circulation.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Is claiming that September 29 2012 is Goggles 14th Birthday. Yep I know here in AU we are a day ahead of the US but here is a Screen Dump of what is appearing on Google today. http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj121/HAL9000_photo/Google27-9-2012a.jpg Not sure what Google will look like in another 10 years but then again I'm not sure what a Computer will look like in another 10 years particularly with the advances in Quantum Computing that have been announced recently. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/australian-engineers-write-quantum-computer-qubit-in-global-breakthrough/story-fn4htb9o-1226477592578 Col

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Yep, looks like I glossed over the headline just a bit. Sorry about that. However, the spirit of the poll is still valid - where is Google going as a company?

bigroj
bigroj

"Google began in January 1996 as a research project" "The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997" "Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004." The Google homepage here in Switzerland is also showing the 14th birthday cake doodle BTW - but I am not sure of what!

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

Seems I remember using Google to search the web with my old text based web browser that did not support forms, JavaScript, etc. while booted into DOS 6.22 on my old IBM PS2. WizLynx (yeah, I know, lame name, LOL) would run scripts that I edited with PC SpeedScript, entering search terms in the various engines via HTML query. Also, didn't Google Adsense start in early 2000?? Seems I remember that. Anyhow, there is a link somewhere to Google's history...ahhh, here we go, originally called BackRub until 1998 when Larry and Sergey received funding for a company that didn't exist in 1998... http://www.google.com/about/company/history/ Yep, closer to 14 years!

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Misread the headline - sorry about that. I guess I need to slow down a bit.

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