Google’s data centers: an inside look

Very few people have stepped inside Google’s data centers, and for good reason: our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard. While we’ve shared many of our designs and best practices, and we’ve been publishing our efficiency […]

A look inside our 2011 diversity report

We work hard to ensure that our commitment to diversity is built into everything we do—from hiring our employees and building our company culture to running our business and developing our products, tools and services. To recap our diversity efforts in 2011, a year in which we partnered with and donated $ 19 million to […]

Ten algorithm changes on Inside Search

We make roughly 500 changes to our search algorithm in a typical year. Our goal is to make search run so smoothly, you don’t even notice the changes. That said, we like giving you insights into what we’re doing behind the search results you see each day. Today on Inside Search, we’ve posted a recap […]

Step inside the map with Google MapsGL

(Cross-posted on the Lat Long Blog) You’re now one step closer to experiencing and interacting with a 3D mirror of the real world within your browser with Google MapsGL. Google MapsGL takes Google Maps and harnesses the power of Web Graphics Library (WebGL) to create far richer visuals and animations. WebGL is a new technology […]

Inside a fake Chinese Apple Store [Video]

The fake Chinese Apple Stores we reported on last week have certainly grabbed the attention of the mainstream media (it is the summer ‘silly season’, after all). MSNBC have even sent a camera crew down to one of the stores (presumably one that wasn’t asked to close) and took a look around. You can see […]