Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), the world's largest search engine, is well known for its use of doodles on its home page, and the celebration of the new year is of no exception. The company has come up with a special doodle to mark the New Year's eve that features several other doodles used in the course of 2012. This interactive doodle features 34 doodles in total, which also redirect you to the specific topics represented by each doodle upon clicking. The doodle includes some of the most memorable events of 2012, including a symbolization of the 2012 London Olympics.
The "G " in the Google Doodle represents the 2012 New Year's Eve, while the "O" will redirect you to the Google doodle that represented Heinrich Rudolf Hertz's 155th Birthday. Top left corner is occupied by a screen that represents Star Trek battle ship, blended in to mark the "46th Anniversary of Star Trek’s 1st Broadcast", while the bottom right corner has a woman looking at a computer. She represents Ada Lovelace, who is considered by many as the founder of computer software, an occasion celebrated on three weeks ago.
In general, the doodle has 34 doodles, each representing a momentous event during 2012. Other featured doodles include, The Little Red Riding Hood doodle, London 2012 Basketball Olympics, Gideon Sundbacks's 132nd Birthday celebrated on April 24th 2012, Gustav Klimt’s 150th Birthday, Charles Dickens 200th Birthday, as featured on Feb 7, and “Robert Doisneau’s 100th Birthday” doodle, perfectly blended into the New Year’s Eve 2012 Google Doodle, among others.
Google has literally gathered the best 2012 Doodles to forge what could yet prove to be the best of them all. The company has accomplished a lot during 2012, including the acquisition of Motorola Mobility to venture into the smartphone handsets business. The company also ventured into the tablets business with its first ever tablet, the Nexus 7, forged in partnership with AsusTek Computer. It has also seen its social business grow significantly, after launching Google+ Local, Google Hangouts, among others. It recently extended its Free Google Voice service for at least another year.
It's search business remains a dominant force in the industry despite the growing challenge from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Bing and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)'s recovery campaign steered by Marissa Mayer. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) closed $700.01 per share on Friday.