- Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work by Thomas Claburn (Management News by InformationWeek)
Fascinating article on google's unconventional buisness practices. Google is different. And it's different not only because its thinking is original and its applications unique--witness search queries morphed into a lobby display of bursting color--but because the company's unconventional IT strategy makes it so. Commodity hardware and free software hardly seem like the seeds of an empire, yet Google has turned them into an unmatched distributed computing platform that supports its wildly popular search engine, plus a burgeoning number of applications. We used to call them consumer applications, but Google changed that. Businesses also use them because, well, Google is different.
A unique mix of internally developed software, open source, made-to-order hardware, and people management is the secret behind the search engine.
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- Google Summer of Code™
Google Summer of Code 2006 is a program that offers student developers stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established projects. Google will be working with a variety of open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several hundred projects over a three-month period. The inaugural instance of the program, which took place last summer, brought together 400 students and 40 mentoring organizations from 49 countries.
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Note: To inspire young developers and provide students in Computer Science to do work related to academic pursuits during summer, to support existing open source projects. We concentrated on the student population. It made sense to spread the work throughout the open source and free software community. Th ...moree Apache Software Foundation knows a lot more about what an Apache project needs than Google does, more likely to ensure that an applicant gets the right kind code.
- Google Modules
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- Papers written by Googlers
Google supplies a partial list of papers written by people now at Google.
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- Cambrian House » Google » Crowdsourced Software
It's Like Mission Impossible, but with Pizza! We know you've been chomping at the bit to see the full-length feature about how we fed 1000 pizzas to Google (unannounced). We're ecstatic to unleash to the world Feeding Google. It's got everything: tranq guns, rubber bullets, man on man action, bouncers, and really really mad sous-chefs. Press play and see the happiest girl to ever eat pizza.
Crowdsourcing for product innovation, market prediction, cost savings discovery and more
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- Google Gadgets API - Overview
The Google Gadgets API is our effort to open the Google homepage to developers.
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Google Module Gallery
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- Official Google Blog
Official weblog, with news of new products, events and glimpses of life inside the Googleplex. Googler insights into product and technology news and our culture.
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