On September 21, 1999 — 15 years ago today — Google announced the launch of its new website, www.google.com, and the end of its 3-year long beta test. In Google’s blog post of this day in 1999, Google said that it averaged about 65 search inquiries per second at peak times and 3.5 million searches per day. Today, in 2014, Google averages over 40,000 searches per second and 3.5 billion searches per day (over 1.3 trillion searches a year) — a 1,000 fold increase in 15 years.
"As I open the door, they had just written the intro to 'September.' And I just thought, 'Dear God, let this be what they want me to write!' Cause it was obviously the happiest-sounding song in the world," Willis says.
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