On March 15, 2005, Google software engineer Chikai Ohazama published Google X on the company's blog. Ohazama wrote: "I hope all of you enjoy it - especially Mac users, who I'm sure will appreciate its lineage."
When Google X was launched, this little poem could be found at the bottom of the page: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."
Although the project was pulled hours after it was launched, you can still see how it looked.
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Italian Eyewear Maker Luxottica Working on New Version of Google Glass, CEO ... - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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A 64-year-old engineer is suing Google for age discrimination - Quartz
— Quartz A 64-year-old engineer is suing Google for age discrimination Quartz Diversity in technology has been a hot-button issue as companies, pushed on by Google's initial disclosure, reveal gender and race statistics that are less than flattering. Less discussed is the fact that the workforces of these companies can skew young. Median age at Google is 29, says age discrimination lawsuit Computerworld Google Sued by Job Candidate for Age Discrimination Wall Street Journal (blog) Google sued (again) for age discrimination SiliconBeat Courthouse News Service all 13 news articles »
Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store - Engadget
— Engadget Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store Engadget In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google's affordable Nexus tablets, you'd better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7's been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid, and it almost assuredly isn't coming back ... and more »
At $17.3 Billion, Google's Quarterly Revenue Rose 12 Percent - New York Times
— New York Times At $17.3 Billion, Google's Quarterly Revenue Rose 12 Percent New York Times So it was with Google , but it has come at a cost. During its first-quarter earnings call on Thursday, the search giant tried to assuage analysts' long-running concern that its growth is slowing because mobile phones, with their tiny screens that can be ... Google's Q1 2015 Earnings Miss With $17.3B Revenue, $6.57 EPS TechCrunch Google is still the Internet company to beat USA TODAY Google Caps Costs as Growth Slows Wall Street Journal Search Engine Land - Reuters - Fortune all 453 news articles »
Chrome 43 Beta Adds Faster Checkout With Google Wallet Data And Colored ... - Android Police
— Android Police Chrome 43 Beta Adds Faster Checkout With Google Wallet Data And Colored ... Android Police Some readers have also mentioned seeing more Material animation goodies sprinkled inside, like when switching to the Reader mode or when the keyboard fades. The update should be live in the Play Store already, but we all know Google likes to release ... and more »
EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: sources - Reuters
— Reuters EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: sources Reuters Being an official party to the case gives the companies an insider track on the regulatory proceedings as they will be able to get a copy of the detailed EU charge sheet and argue their case at a hearing of competition experts should Google ask for one. EU Antitrust Case Against Google Based on 19 Complainants Re/code 19 companies that signed on antitrust complaint against Google Times of India Reuters: Sources Advise Of 19 Official Complainants In The EU Google Antitrust ... Android Headlines - Android News all 22 news articles »
Google reveals Nexus program has "seen a decline" - Android Authority (blog)
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Google Project Fi Won't Strangle AT&T, Verizon - Barron's
— Google Project Fi Won't Strangle AT&T, Verizon Barron's The major difference being our belief that Google would have offered a lower basic monthly charge for accessing the network. Each plan begins with a $20-per-month charge. This charge is for talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in ... and more »
Microsoft just showed up Google - USA TODAY
— USA TODAY Microsoft just showed up Google USA TODAY Meanwhile, Google missed … again. Google reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $6.57 a share, falling short of Wall Street's expectations calling for a profit of $6.61. Shares of Google rose anyway, adding 2.3% in afterhours trading to $570.30 ... and more »
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