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For New Year 2014, Google created an animatedimagedepicting dancing numbers

The competition originated in the United Kingdom, and has since expanded to the United States and other countries. The competition was also held in Ireland in 2008.[35]Google announced aDoodle 4 Googlecompetition for India in 2009[36]and the winning doodle was displayed on the Google India homepage onNovember 14. A similar competition held inSingaporebased on the theme Our Singapore was launched in January 2010 and the winning entry was chosen from over 30,000 entries received. The winning design will be shown on SingaporesNational Dayon Google Singapores homepage.[37]It was held again in 2015 in Singapore and was themed Singapore: The next 50 years.

It features an interactive game to match the musical writing in correct order as it featured 4 levels.

Since that time, Google has continued to post occasional interactive and video doodles:

Brown, Eliot (September 13, 2007).Google Criticized for Honoring Anti-Israel Author on Rosh Hashanah.

Google doodles a fresh beginning on New Years Day.

Yuri Kochiyamas 95th Birthday. Google, Inc. May 19, 2016

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Doodle 4 Google.com Our Singapore. Google Singapore

How Google made its Valentines Day Doodle. Time Magazine. February 14, 2014

On September 4, 2017, to celebrate the 83rd birthday of Russian baritone singerEduard Khil, Google added a video doodle that featured an animated Eduard Khil singing I am very glad, as Im finally returning back home, known globally as theTrololosong.

More Google: Holiday Logos. Google.com

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No Google Doodle For Easter: Google Snubs Easter For 17th Year In A Row.

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Matthews, Dylan (May 19, 2016).Yuri Kochiyama, todays Google Doodle, fought for civil rights and praised Osama bin Laden. Vox

On October 8, 2010, Google ran its first video doodle, a short animation set to the music ofImagineto markJohn Lennons 70th birthday.

On November 23, 2013, Googles logo changed to a playable simplisticDoctor Whogame in honor of the shows 50th anniversary.

155th Anniversary of the Pony Express. Google.com. April 14, 2015

Burning Man Festival. Google.com. August 30, 1998

The illustrators, engineers, and artists who design Google Doodles are called Doodlers. These doodlers have included artists likeEkua HolmesJennifer HomSophia Foster-Dimino, Ranganath Krishnamani, and Dennis Hwang.[8][12][13][14]

On September 13, 2007, Google posted a doodle honoring authorRoald Dahlon the anniversary of his birth. This date also happened to coincide with the first day of theJewishholiday ofRosh Hashanah, and Google was immediately criticized by some groups for this decision due to the fact that Dahl was anti-Israel. Google removed the Doodle by 2:00p.m. that day, and there remains no evidence of its existence in Googles official Doodle archive to this date.[38][39]Google was also criticized for not featuring versions of the Google logo for Americanpatrioticholidays such asMemorial DayandVeterans Day.[40]That year, Google featured a logo commemoratingVeterans Day.[41]

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Hip-hop history: Google creates epic musical Doodle to kick off 44th birthday jam. August 11, 2017

. The doodle is also the first google doodle that was shown in 360-degrees format, with the viewer being able to rotate the video to give them different points of view.

Roxbury artist creates Google Doodle for MLK Day – The Boston Globe.

Google has used terminology includingseasons greetingshappy holidays, tis the season, end of year, and holiday series to describe the Doodles.

This doodle was a black and whiteYouTubevideo that, when clicked upon, started playing before redirecting to the usual Google search featuring the doodles special occasion. All parts in this short film were played by the Google Doodle team, and special behind-the-scenes footage was to be found on the Google blog.

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Lee, Edmund (May 19, 2016).Google celebrated civil rights leader Yuri Kochiyama and some people think its promoting radicalism.

Mayer, Marissa (May 23, 2010).Official Google Blog: PAC-MAN rules!. Googleblog.blogspot.com

Trujillo, Mario (May 20, 2016).GOP senator slams Google for tribute to controversial civil rights figure.

Matthew Moore (September 27, 2009).Googlle: Google releases misspelt logo to mark 11th anniversary.

Google has been criticized for its inconsistency regarding this implementation, notably its lack of Doodles for majorChristianholidays. Critics point to its yearly recognition of the Jewish and Hindu festivals of Tu Bav and Holi, whileEasteronly received a Doodle once in 2000,[51]andChristmasis not specifically celebrated.[a]In March 2013, Google was notably criticized for celebrating American activistCesar Chavezon Easter Sunday with a Doodle instead of Easter.[52]

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On May 19, 2014, for the 40th anniversary of theRubiks Cube, Google made an interactive virtual Rubiks Cube that people could try to solve.

Celebrating Ludwig van Beethovens 245th Year.

Freddie Mercurys 65th Birthday. Google.com. September 5, 2011

Germick, Ryan (April 15, 2011).Official Google Blog: Lights, camera, doodle!. Googleblog.blogspot.com

Taylor, Chris (February 6, 2017).Rainbow Olympic Google Doodle Disses Russias Anti-Gay Laws.

Isaac Newtons birth marked by Google Doodle.

In 2014, Google received some criticism for failing to honor the 70th anniversary of theD-Dayinvasion with a Doodle and instead honoring a JapaneseGoplayer.[42]In response to the criticism, Google deleted the logo and added a series of links to images of the invasion ofNormandy.[42]Google was also criticized following a study[43]indicating that the majority of doodle subjects were, and that not enough women or people of other races were celebrated. The company responded that the issue was being addressed.[44]

Grinberg, Emanuella (June 5, 2014).Why Youre Seeing More Women and People of Color Google DoodlesCNN

Kilpatrick, Ryan (June 22, 2017).Google Honors Animator Oskar Fischinger With This Amazing Interactive Doodle.

Jiwrajka, Shikhar (December 25, rry Christmas Google Doodle: Tis the Season latest doodle begins Happy Holidays with an amusing journey!. India.com

A G major scale being played on the Google Guitar

In May 2010, on the 30th anniversary of thearcade gamePac-Man, Google unveiled worldwide their firstinteractive logo, created in association withNamco.[15]Anyone who visited Google could play Pac-Man on the logo, which featured the letters of the word Google on the Pac-Man maze. The logo also mimicked the sounds the original arcade game made. TheIm Feeling Luckybutton was replaced with an Insert Coin button. Pressing this once enabled you to play the Pac-Man logo. Pressing it once more added a second player,Ms. Pac-Man, enabling two players to play at once, controlled using the W, A, S, D keys, instead of the arrows as used by Player 1. Pressing it for a third time performed an Im Feeling Lucky search. It was then removed on May 23, 2010, initially replacing Pac-Man with the normal logo. Later on that day, Google released[16]a permanent Google Pac-Man site, due to the popular user demand for the playable logo.[16]

On June 23, 2012, in commemoration ofAlan Turings 100th birthday, Googles logo became an interactiveTuring Machine.

As well as celebrating many well-known events and holidays, Google Doodles celebrate artists and scientists on their birthdays, includingAndy WarholAlbert EinsteinLeonardo da VinciRabindranath TagoreLouis BrailleElla FitzgeraldPercival LowellEdvard MunchNikola TeslaBla BartkRen MagritteNorman HetheringtonJohn LennonMichael JacksonVladimir DakhnoRobert MoogAkira KurosawaSatyajit RayH. G. WellsFreddie MercurySamuel MorseHans Christian ØrstedMahatma GandhiDennis Gabordith PiafConstantin BrâncușiAntonio VivaldiAbdel Halim HafezJules VerneLeonhard Euler, andJames Welch, among over 9,000 others.[9]The featuring of Lowells logo design coincided with the launch of another Google product,Google Maps. Google Doodles are also used to depict major events at Google, such as the companys own anniversary.[10]The celebration of historical events is another common topic of Google Doodles including aLegobrick design in celebration of the interlocking Lego blocks 50th anniversary. Some Google Doodles are limited to Googles country-specific home pages while others appear globally.[11]

Google holds competitions for school students to create their own Google doodles, referred to as Doodle 4 Google.[34]Winning doodles go onto the Doodle 4 Google website, where the public can vote for the winner, who wins a trip to theGoogleplexand the hosting of the winning doodle for 24 hours on the Googlewebsite.

AGoogle Doodleis a special, temporary alteration of thelogoonGooglehomepagesthat commemoratesholidays, events, achievements, and people. The first GoogleDoodlehonored theBurning Manfestival in 1998,[1][2]and was designed byLarry PageandSergey Brinto notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Subsequent Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor until 2000, when Page and Brin askedto design a logo forBastille Day. Since then, a team of employees calledDoodlershave organized and published the Doodles.[3]

Jemima Kiss (June 9, 2011).Les Paul: Googles best doodle yet?.

Daniel Terdiman (May 21, 2010).Google gets Pac-Man fever.

On December 4, 2017, Google celebrated 50 years of kidscoding languageswith an Interactive Doodle.

Kathy CeceriEmail Author.A Google Doodle for Alan Turings 100th Birthday GeekMom. Wired.com

Mulshine, Molly (June 6, 2014).Doh: Google Deletes Non-D-Day Doodle They accidentally honored a Japanese Go player instead.

John Lennons 70th Birthday. Google.com. October 8, 2010

Similarly,Freddie Mercurys 65th birthday was celebrated on September 5, 2011, with an animated clip set toDont Stop Me Now.

Neff, Blake (May 19, 2016).Google Honors Bin Laden Supporter With Google Doodle.

, featuring a cat named Momo fighting ghosts. To play, users had to click on a play button, and users have to draw to kill the ghosts.

On April 14, 2015, for the 155th anniversary of thePony Express, Google made a playable 2Dside-scrollingdoodle game in which the player collects mail, avoids obstacles, and delivers up to 100 letters from California to Missouri.

On August 11, 2017, the 44th anniversary ofDJ Kool Hercs pioneering use of the, the Google Doodle allowed users use a doubleturntableto act as a hip-hopDJ.

On February 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2017, forValentines Day, Google added a game featuring the endangeredpangolin, an African and Asian mammal, that you go through 4 levels (one released each day), while avoiding obstacles.

Every year since 1999, Google has used a special international doodle as either one logo, or several interconnected logos, spanning at least the day of December 25 (sometimes beginning as early as December 20, and ending as late as December 27). Many of the logos have had winter themes, despite it being summer in the Southern Hemisphere, but few have had explicitlyChristmasthemes, opting for generic gift-giving instead. Google has rarely if ever used the word Christmas in relation to these Doodles, though multiple news sources have.

Nelson, Randy (May 21, 2010).Google celebrates Pac-Mans 30th anniversary with playable logo. Joystiq

Since Google first celebrated theThanksgivingholiday with a Doodle in 1998, many Doodles for holidays, events, and other celebrations have recurred on an annual basis, including the following:

Miles, Frank (April 1, 2018).Google snubbed Easter with no doodle for 18th year in a row. Fox News

On May 19, 2016, Google honoredYuri Kochiyama, an Asian American activist and member of theMaoist-basedblack nationalistgroupRevolutionary Action Movement, with a Doodle on its main U.S. homepage.[45][46][47]This choice was criticized due to some of Kochiyamas controversial opinions, such as an admiration forOsama bin LadenandMao Zedong.[45][46][48]U.S. SenatorPat Toomeycalled for a public apology from Google.[49]Google did not respond to any criticism, nor did they alter the presentation of the Doodle on their homepage or on the Doodles dedicated page.[50]

Google blunder over D-Day doodle. BBC News. June 6, 2014

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Meet the people behind the Google Doodles.

Hogenboom, Melissa (August 13, 2012).Googles doodles: Whos behind them?.

Irani, Mahafreed (March 2, 2014). Feminist group wants Google to correct the imbalance in their doodles.

The first ever Google Doodle of August 30, 1998, celebratingBurning Man

On October 30, 2016, forHalloween, Google added a game called

On April 15, 2011, Google sported the first live-action video doodle, commemoratingCharlie Chaplins 122nd birthday.

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On May 3, 2018, Google celebrated the work ofGeorges Mlisby making a doodle that encompassed his famous work such as

On June 22, 2017, to celebrate the 117th birthday ofOskar Fischinger, a musician, Google released an interactive fullscreen Doodle that let users create their own musical songs by tapping on the screen. The user could then choose to share it to social media. The game was accessible by tapping on 2 play buttons.

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On August 5, 2016, for the2016 Summer Olympics, the Google app received an update for Android and iOS devices to include 7 mini games called Doodle Fruit Games featuring Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut, Pineapple, and more. It lasted until August 21, with a new mini game every day. The game was accessible on the Google app by clicking on a play button.

Google typically abstains from referencing or celebratingreligious holidaysspecifically in Doodles, or in cases when they do,religious themesandiconographyare avoided. Google has acknowledged this as an official policy, stating in April 2018 that they dont have Doodles for religious holidays, as per current Doodle guidelines. Google further explained that Doodles may appear for some non-religious celebrations that have grown out of religious holidays, citingValentines Day(Catholicism),Holi(Hinduism), andTu BAv(Judaism) as examples, but that the company does not include religious imagery or symbolism as part of those Doodles.[31]

On December 17, 2015, a Google Doodle was featured honoring the 245th anniversary ofBeethovens baptism.

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Initially, Doodles were neither animated norhyperlinkedthey were simply images withhovertextdescribing the subject or expressing a holiday greeting. Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity by the beginning of the 2010s. In January 2010 the first animated Doodle honored SirIsaac Newton.[4]The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly thereafter celebratingPac-Man,[5]and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to asearch resultspage for the subject of the Doodle. By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages,[6]often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities.[7]

Doodle 4 Google My Ireland competition. Google.ie. December 18, 2009. Archived fromthe originalon December 18, 2010

Google displayed an interactive electric guitar doodle starting June 9, 2011, to celebrate the 96th birthday ofLes Paul. Apart from being able to hover the cursor over the doodle to strum the strings just like one of Les PaulsGibson guitars, there was also a keyboard button, which when enabled allowed interaction with the doodle via the keyboard. The doodle still maintained some resemblance to the Google logo. In the U.S, the doodle also allowed the user to record a 30-second clip, after which a URL is created and can be sent to others. The doodle remained on the site an extra day due to popularity in the US. It now has its own page linked to the Google Doodles archives.

Ross, Janell (May 19, 2016).Google commemorates a very controversial civil-rights figure, Yuri Kochiyama.

Doctor Whos 50th Anniversary. Google.com. November 23, 2013

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