Within Google\’s World …

PaloAlto’s Dev Team Gifted a Google AdWords Fridge

Yesterday the dev team at Palo Alto Software received a nifty yet sweet gift from their friends over at Google on reaching their millionth PPC lead through AdWords. It seems like the fridge courtesy of Google AdWordsis being looked at as more than just a fridge. In a special blog opened just for the Google Fridge (a.k.a The Cooler) by the coders at Palo Alto Software, a team member writes:

"Actually it’s quite an honor to receive this newest addition to our development team. We were so excited about our new team member, we decided to dedicate this blog to the Google Fridge, so you all can enjoy in his journey with us here on our team.

Please be advised, this will be an unedited look into the highs and lows of the Google Fridge as he joins us on our daily adventures here at Palo Alto. No holds barred… he seems pretty strong willed but should prove to be a valuable asset to the team!"

Personally I've never seen any Google branded fridges, so I think this must be a first from the guys at Mountain View! Even Google's Store doesn't have any fridges on sale, but hopefully they'll be added soon to their product range so we can order a couple and also take advantage of their special offer on free shipping via UPS 🙂


April 15, 2006 Posted by | CSR, Googler | Leave a comment

Financial Aid, Students & New Tech Interests

The countdown has started and the deadline is almost around the corner for Google Scholarship Program applications while the Internet giant is shopping at universities in Canada to staff it’s new RnD office and although the Aussie graduate — Ori Allon and his search engine algorithm have been snapped up by Google, but it doesn’t stop there as new data surfaces on Google’s interest in a product developed by Israel’s top hi-tech expert.

In less than 48 hours, applications for Google’s offer of financial aid to the HCF (Hispanic College Fund) for Compute Science/Engineering Master’s and PhD students will come to a close at the start of the weekend (April 15th), so if you’re interested in getting atleast $5,000 in tutition fees/individual awardee of the $100,000 Google Scholarship Program,then you’d need to act fast and apply here ASAP!

Last Summer, Google acquired ReqWireless, a Canadian mobile-tech startup by University of Waterloo (UW) graduate — Roger Skubowius, who was then pulled in as a Googler. ReqWireless is specialized in creating applications for viewing e-mail and web content on various wireless devices. A month ago, Google sent in Craig Nevill-Manning who is their Chief Engineer and Director of the Manhattan office to the UW campus to host a geek party-style career fair titled “Let’s Talk”. According to the article –‘Waterloo Welcomes Google‘ in IMPRINT which is the UW Student newspaper, ‘the purpose of the event was to extend an invitation to UW students to apply to Google openings in Waterloo and their other offices, as well as to feed the curiosity of attendees interested in hearing about Google’s existing and upcoming technology‘.

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April 14, 2006 Posted by | CSR, New Hires, Unconfirmed Deals | Leave a comment

Googlers in Phoenix Raise Over $3,200 for Cancer Research

A team of 28 Google employees calling themselves, The Phoenix Googlers, joined hundreds of Arizona State University (ASU) students and walked together to raise more than $75,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society at this year’s ASU Relay for Life on Friday night at Sun Angel Stadium. The 12-hour event which kicked off at 8pm Friday night until 8am Saturday morning, saw the Googlers raising more than $3,200 for advancing cancer research.

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April 11, 2006 Posted by | CSR, Googler | Leave a comment