October 7, 2009

October 2, 2009

Google Tells Employee to Decline Microsoft Award

MSGEach year starting in 2003, Microsoft has honored Jon Skeet for his extensive work helping people code in a Microsoft-developed programming language. But Skeet joined Google last year, and his new employer is apparently the jealous type.

In a blog post, Skeet writes that he checked with his Google bosses to make sure it would be OK if Microsoft “renewed” his “Microsoft MVP” award for yet another year, an honor that is far from automatic and akin to a new award. But Skeet wrote he “was advised not to do so.

Which is odd, since Google is fine with Skeet programming, on company time, in a language born from their competitor, and the company is fine with him offering extensive help with the language online. But accepting an award for offering help with said language is apparently akin to sleeping with the enemy. Sounds petty. Perhaps Google would feel more comfortable if Skeet offered to have the plaque and award pin swept for bugs.

September 28, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday, Goog11e. Nice Logo!


September 27th Google’s Birthday..


Happy Birthday Goog11e

Happy Birthday Goog11e


Hey did you noticed that today Google changed its logo to Goog11e,
to celebrate its birthday the company changed ‘L’ to ‘11′.

What’s interesting about the logo change is that Google’s (Google) official birthday is somewhat disputed: some often declare the company was born on September 15th 1997, the day the domain was registered. Meanwhile, Google filed for incorporation in September 1998: the papers were filed on September 4th, but Google has been known to celebrate on both September 7th and September 27th.

“Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake”. In recent years, Google has taken to changing its logo on September 27th, meaning this has been taken as the Official Date.


Anyways, its Google birthday and lets see till how many years it’ll remain number one around the globe.

All the best Google (Y).

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