Google’s Answer to the Facebook “Like” Button: The “+1”

Article from Mashable: Google is making a big new push into social with a feature called “+1” that is similar in purpose to the Facebook “Like” button, but integrated directly into the world’s biggest search engine. Starting Wednesday, users who opt into the +1 button experiment (and soon everyone else) in Google Labs will start … 

 

Google’s Book Store Is Coming Soon

Google Editions, the search giant’s entry into the e-book market, is in the “final stages,” and is set to debut by the end of the year, posing a threat to Apple’s new iBookstore, according to a new report.

 

Google’s First Personalized Doodle

Google found a nice way to wish you a very personal Happy Birthday. If you visit Google’s homepage when you are signed in to your google account, and it’s your birthday, you’ll see a special doodle just for you, that links to your Google profile. When you go to your profile, you’ll find colorful confetti … 

 

Google Analytics Just Got A Whole Lot Simpler

All budding website designers will be familiar with Google Analytics I’m sure, it has become an indispensable service for tracking who’s visiting your site. But it takes a little while to get used to the service, since it’s all about parsing screen after screen filled with numbers and slightly wonky terminology like “bounce rate” and … 

 

So What’s it like working at Google?

I found this on my daily troll of the Internet and thought it was worth keeping here in my archives. The replies are anonymous, and should be taken lightly. But some of the comments come across genuine, revealing some really interesting insights into Google’s corporate culture, strategy and the day-to-day life of being a Google …