Another Day, Another Google Press Release
I understand that it’s a huge company. I also understand that they’ve got, what, thousands of people working like mad (in between bouts of sushi) to come up with the latest and greatest in technology. But all these announcements are starting to drive me crazy. Android, OpenSocial, increased stock prices and 3rd quarter results, okay. And when oh so much is being produced, I guess it’s inevitable that oh so much will be released. Oddly enough, when you Google "google press release" the first thing that comes up is their earth-shattering news of the launch of Gmail. Really?
Some more recent releases:
Green Energy. "…it will open its deep pockets to
foster innovation in solar, wind and geothermal technology in the hopes
of making green energy cheaper than power produced by burning coal." Amazing — money going towards a sustainable future. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Maps on Mobile. Google Earth meets GPS meets mobile advertising. Oh wait, except there’s no ads. Yet.
Open Source Contest for little pre-Google engineers. "Who doesn’t love a contest?" they ask. "I don’t," I answer. No, I don’t have a problem with it; I actually think it’s great to target teenagers for something good, for a change. (I also don’t have a problem with Google. Though I may be just saying this to fend off any potential Comments accusing me of anti-Google sentiment.)
And the best information the public has received from Google this week:
A Taste of Fall Their Executive Chef, Buttercup Squash Soufflé, with aged balsamic, hazelnuts, and Parmesan. Now that is what I call newsworthy.