google campus tour

January 22nd, 2006

google tour

The guy from ABC news certainly is a tool — he can’t seem to get over the free food at the Google cafeteria, and honestly, how many times can the “hey, your office is full of toys!” conversation actually be interesting? — however, this Flash video is in fact a genuinely nifty look inside the Google campus.

~jeff

3 Responses to “google campus tour”

  1. cauley says:

    Google doesn’t care about black people.* Also, this guy IS a tool.

    *One of Google’s “greatest points of sadness” is there’s “not much moving in Africa.” Okay, they care.

  2. Carrie says:

    I wish I could view his tooliciousness but I canna get that thing to work Captain.

    In other news I will come out and just say it: Battlestar Galactica is the best show on TV right now. Fine, peg me as a Sci Fi nerd if that’s what you gotta do, but just watch the show, secretly if you must. It is even better even than, dare I say it? Good Eats.

    I wish I could somehow respond to Cauley’s comment about Google and black people, but I am an authority on neither.

  3. Joel says:

    Hey thanks for the compliment on Battlestar Galactica Carrie. I worked hard to put a lot of the effects in that series together. Free food, no surprise here, treat people well and they’ll give 120%. Free food has been a staple the entertainment industry for years. It keeps you on site when needed, and as a boost it’s free. Seems like a fun place, but again, no different than anything you might find in the entertainment industry.

    I suppose the greatest thing about google is what makes it so special is that it’s hoopla led it’s initial share price of $100 in August of 2004 to now right around $450 per share in 2006. To too shabby not to mention that in 2006 alone they managed to capture a quarter of all online add revenue (roughly $4,000,000,000 of $16,000,000,000 doubling that of a year prior). Advertising agency or Engineering firm? Clearly the money comes from the ads. Big moneys in media, control the media and/or content and the ability to search for anything paticular within it with the press of a button and thats wielding a lot of power.

    It will be interesting to see if their buying of youtube and other such content and socal sharing sites will raid the price of their stock to $550/share.