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Jennifer Lopez Grammy Dress Inspired Creation Of Google Images

04/09/2015
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(Radio.com) Way, way back on Feb. 23, 2000, there was a dress that changed more than the red carpet; it prompted Google to develop Google Images. The dress in question, a low-cut, green Versace number worn by Jennifer Lopez on the 42nd annual GRAMMY Awards red carpet, and if you didn't see it on the show's telecast it was not super simple to hit the Internet the next day and find a photo.

In a op-ed on Project Syndicate, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt reveals that one dress, and the search results it yielded, prompted the company to develop Google Images.

"[P]eople wanted more than just text," Schmidt wrote. "This first became apparent after the 2000 GRAMMY Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world's attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born." Read more here.

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