Happy Birthday Google

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    Twelve years ago the world got Googled and things haven't been the same since.

    In just over a decade, the Silicon Valley company has become one of the titans of the tech industry, changing the way we do everything from email to pictures to video and more.

    To celebrate its milestone, Mountain View-based Google changed the logo on its homepage Monday to an image of a cake made by the hand of famed American painter Wayne Thiebaud.

    In the process Google also officially ends a long running debate on whether the company's birthday was on Sept. 7, 15 or 27. The company has celebrated on different days in the past.

    Over the years Google has grown from more than a search engine. The company has revolutionized the advertising world along with expanding its business into the cell phone industry, fighting a bitter feud with fellow tech company Apple and made its employees the envy of disgruntled workers everywhere.

    Not bad for a company that hasn't even hit puberty.