Google, the internet search engine, which was set shop in a garage but now has more than 70 offices in more than 40 global locations turns 15 today. Its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, university friends, had incorporated the firm in 1998.
Originally named BackRub, it was eventually re-named Google. Since then, it has become synonymous with internet search. Its iconic e-mail service Gmail can be used in more than 50 languages. Befitting the occasion, Google has called the next version of its mobile operating system (OS) Android KitKat after Nestle's popular chocolate and wafer confectionery. KitKat will be Android 4.4. According to Google, its Android software powers more than 100 crore smartphones or tablets globally.