A very quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years.
From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Google Wave, StreetView and Chrome.
Filed under: A/B Testing, Data, Datarati, Testing, Web Analytics | Tags: Google, Landing Pages, Testing
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Filed under: Statistics | Tags: A beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting, Google, Job Code
It used to be that M.I.T was filled with code-breakers. The movie A Beautiful Mind takes place there and in real life it’s always had close ties with the military and intelligence agencies. Tech companies also like to recruit there, and Google is no exception.
In search of some beautiful minds, Google has been putting up signs around the M.I.T campus with a code that say, “If you can figure this out, you may have a future with Google.” If they crack the code, which is a fairly simple substitution cipher, it reveals a phone number where they can leave their contact information.
Filed under: Data, Datarati, Search, Web Analytics | Tags: Data Liberation, Google
The data liberation front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.
They do this because they believe that any data that you create in (or import into) a product is your own.
They help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to “liberate” their products.
Full story: http://www.dataliberation.org/
A quote from an article written by Paul Sheehan over at the Sydney Morning Herald.
“Because of Google, our species’ capacity and need for co-operation is evolving into a new and higher phrase of social organisation.
We appear to be becoming more like a giant ant colony, a multitude of individuals with a collective brain, and a single wellspring, a super-entity which evokes power, action and belief. It has a name.
We call it Google”.
A picture says a thousand words…
Filed under: Algorithms, Datarati, Statistics | Tags: Carrie Grimes, Google
At Harvard, Carrie Grimes majored in anthropology and archaeology and ventured to places like Honduras, where she studied Mayan settlement patterns by mapping where artifacts were found.
But she was drawn to what she calls “all the computer and math stuff” that was part of the job.
Filed under: Analytics, Search, Web Analytics | Tags: Data driven discussions, Google
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