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Sunday, May 30, 2004

Google Videos

In case you are looking for the new
Google Video Search, here’s the information.

Google co-founder Larry Page speaks at Stanford in Google Should Not be an Anomaly (1/11/2002). His presentation covers the Google business model which focusses on technological innovation. Google was a success not by huge ad campaigns (there were none) but by offering better products*, which sounds simple enough. You can find more interesting tech videos at this site.

Also available on video is Google CEO Eric Schmidt (Kellogg Private Equity Conference, February 19 2002).

Last no least here’s Sergey Brin in a short interview (BBC).

*Talk about better products: I found these videos with AllTheWeb’s video search engine.

What if... Google Would Be Evil? (Part 8 of 10)

Google repeated their mantra in the latest statement attached to their IPO filing, when Larry Page wrote “Don’t be evil”. This was to remind us what the big G strives to avoid. And some might already be scared. We don’t like to switch tools all the time, and put trust into things served by Google may be our website host (, our community (Orkut), our paycheck (AdSense), and last not least our search engine. But we are ready to watch for the signs – and as Google also repeatedly states, other sites are just one click away.
So let’s ask ourselves: What if... Google would be evil?

8. Google Toolbar asks you to register

RealPlayer does it. Quicktime does it. Windows XP does it. Pretty much every software on the planet wants you to register. So far nobody found out how this would help you, the user, but one thing’s sure – it must help business or there would be no reason to annoy us. And the new Google Toolbar registration pop-ups are the most annoying of them all.

To be continued...

Pedal Power at Google Blog

Many Googlers – those that work at Googleplex – apparently prefer bikes over cars.


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