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."

Google X was a variant of Google's well-known search interface but with images instead of text links for the different choices (image search, Froogle, Google labs, and so on). A javascript rollover effect enlarged the images when the mouse passed over them, an effect not unlike the dock in Apple's OS X.

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.

Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent - The Verge — Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent  The Verge
Google Starts To Publish Coronavirus Mobility Reports - Forbes — Google Starts To Publish Coronavirus Mobility Reports  Forbes
Google's UK staff earned average of £234,000 in 2019 - The Guardian — Google's UK staff earned average of £234,000 in 2019  The Guardian
Google’s auto-complete for speech can cover up glitches in video calls - MIT Technology Review — Google’s auto-complete for speech can cover up glitches in video calls  MIT Technology Review
Google collects data on where people go during COVID-19 pandemic - WWMT-TV — Google collects data on where people go during COVID-19 pandemic  WWMT-TV
Google Makes it Easier to Find Take-Out, Delivery During the Pandemic - Motley Fool — Google Makes it Easier to Find Take-Out, Delivery During the Pandemic  Motley Fool
Google's Fitbit buy is under more scrutiny from the Justice Department - Business Insider - Business Insider — Google's Fitbit buy is under more scrutiny from the Justice Department - Business Insider  Business Insider
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Google Reveals What COVID-19 Special Announcement Schema Looks Like in Search - Search Engine Journal — Google Reveals What COVID-19 Special Announcement Schema Looks Like in Search  Search Engine Journal
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Google Offers Suggestions For Avoiding Meta Description Rewrites - Search Engine Journal — Google Offers Suggestions For Avoiding Meta Description Rewrites  Search Engine Journal
Google Suddenly Halts Controversial Chrome Change In Dramatic New COVID-19 Move - Forbes — Google Suddenly Halts Controversial Chrome Change In Dramatic New COVID-19 Move  Forbes
Google's AR animals let you be a Tiger King at home - CNET — Google's AR animals let you be a Tiger King at home  CNET
Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t - The Verge — Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t  The Verge
Coronavirus Delays Google Chrome Cookie Update - Search Engine Journal — Coronavirus Delays Google Chrome Cookie Update  Search Engine Journal
Google location data for Seattle shows decline in work, transit and retail trips — but not park visits - GeekWire — Google location data for Seattle shows decline in work, transit and retail trips — but not park visits  GeekWire
NYS and Google create partnership to improve unemployment system - WGRZ.com — NYS and Google create partnership to improve unemployment system  WGRZ.com
Daily Crunch: Google publishes coronavirus mobility reports - TechCrunch — Daily Crunch: Google publishes coronavirus mobility reports  TechCrunch
Google Home Routines can be annoying. Here's how to avoid that - CNET — Google Home Routines can be annoying. Here's how to avoid that  CNET
Elections & epidemics: how Google is helping publishers in Asia with real-time data - The Drum — Elections & epidemics: how Google is helping publishers in Asia with real-time data  The Drum
Google updates Pixel 4 with ‘eyes open’ fix for face unlock - The Verge — Google updates Pixel 4 with ‘eyes open’ fix for face unlock  The Verge
Google's Alphabet has a plan to wipe out mosquitoes and it appears to be working - Livemint — Google's Alphabet has a plan to wipe out mosquitoes and it appears to be working  Livemint
Google Is Tracking Whether You're Staying Home - Inc. — Google Is Tracking Whether You're Staying Home  Inc.
Tech giants are finding creative ways to use our data to fight the coronavirus - The Verge — Tech giants are finding creative ways to use our data to fight the coronavirus  The Verge
Google Joins With U.K. Researchers to Track Coronavirus Cases - Bloomberg — Google Joins With U.K. Researchers to Track Coronavirus Cases  Bloomberg
Google Reverses Cookie Changes; Australian OOH Revenue Down 2.6% - ExchangeWire — Google Reverses Cookie Changes; Australian OOH Revenue Down 2.6%  ExchangeWire
Google is using machine learning to improve the quality of Duo calls - The Verge — Google is using machine learning to improve the quality of Duo calls  The Verge
Google expands North San Jose footprint with latest property purchase from Cisco - Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Business Journal — Google expands North San Jose footprint with latest property purchase from Cisco - Silicon Valley  Silicon Valley Business Journal
Google to shut down its India-focused Q&A app Neighbourly - TechCrunch — Google to shut down its India-focused Q&A app Neighbourly  TechCrunch
Huawei wants to put Google apps in its own app store after US blacklisting blocks access to Android - CNBC — Huawei wants to put Google apps in its own app store after US blacklisting blocks access to Android  CNBC
Google's SEED RL Achieves 80x Speedup of Reinforcement-Learning - InfoQ.com — Google's SEED RL Achieves 80x Speedup of Reinforcement-Learning  InfoQ.com
Google research makes for an effortless robotic dog trot - TechCrunch — Google research makes for an effortless robotic dog trot  TechCrunch
Outside China, Android isn’t Android without Google - The Verge — Outside China, Android isn’t Android without Google  The Verge
Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight - TechCrunch — Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight  TechCrunch
Google and Twitter Reverse Corona Ad Ban; Stuart McLennan Appointed Rakuten's APAC SVP - ExchangeWire — Google and Twitter Reverse Corona Ad Ban; Stuart McLennan Appointed Rakuten's APAC SVP  ExchangeWire
Google Maps Show How Escambia County Residents Are Living Differently Due To COVID-19 - NorthEscambia.com — Google Maps Show How Escambia County Residents Are Living Differently Due To COVID-19  NorthEscambia.com
Google Shares Data on How Virus Has Changed Movement in Cities - Bloomberg — Google Shares Data on How Virus Has Changed Movement in Cities  Bloomberg
Next frontier in Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle is over a world without code - CNBC — Next frontier in Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle is over a world without code  CNBC
Feds ramp up probe of $2.1B Google-Fitbit deal amid privacy worries - New York Post — Feds ramp up probe of $2.1B Google-Fitbit deal amid privacy worries  New York Post
Chrome OS tablet mode gets iPad-style gestures - The Verge — Chrome OS tablet mode gets iPad-style gestures  The Verge
Google to resume regular Chrome updates after brief pause - The Verge — Google to resume regular Chrome updates after brief pause  The Verge
Test and trace with Apple and Google - TechCrunch — Test and trace with Apple and Google  TechCrunch
California governor says 'We need more Googles' as company offers free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to students - CNBC — California governor says 'We need more Googles' as company offers free Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to students  CNBC
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Google to begin lifting coronavirus ad ban - The Verge — Google to begin lifting coronavirus ad ban  The Verge
Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students' biometric data - CNET — Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students' biometric data  CNET
Art Transfer by Google lets you apply famous artists’ styles to your own photos - The Verge — Art Transfer by Google lets you apply famous artists’ styles to your own photos  The Verge
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Google has banned the Infowars Android app over false coronavirus claims - The Verge — Google has banned the Infowars Android app over false coronavirus claims  The Verge
Google’s coronavirus website finally launches alongside enhanced search results - The Verge — Google’s coronavirus website finally launches alongside enhanced search results  The Verge
Google’s Advanced Protection program for high-risk users now includes malware protection - TechCrunch — Google’s Advanced Protection program for high-risk users now includes malware protection  TechCrunch
Why You Should Never Disable Automatic Updates in Chrome - How-To Geek — Why You Should Never Disable Automatic Updates in Chrome  How-To Geek
Google Squashes High-Severity Flaws in Chrome Browser - Threatpost — Google Squashes High-Severity Flaws in Chrome Browser  Threatpost
Google's YouTube to Take on TikTok With Shorts - The Motley Fool — Google's YouTube to Take on TikTok With Shorts  The Motley Fool
Google ups Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve - The Verge — Google ups Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve  The Verge
Google Will Sell COVID-19 Ads, Alphabet Stock Fell - Market Realist — Google Will Sell COVID-19 Ads, Alphabet Stock Fell  Market Realist
Google will partner with US government to develop a nationwide coronavirus website, company says - CNN — Google will partner with US government to develop a nationwide coronavirus website, company says  CNN
Google hits pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases - TechCrunch — Google hits pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases  TechCrunch
Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020 - The Verge — Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020  The Verge
Google highlights viral nature of 3D animals in new ad [Video] - 9to5Google — Google highlights viral nature of 3D animals in new ad [Video]  9to5Google
Google to release your whereabouts during coronavirus pandemic - Valley News Live — Google to release your whereabouts during coronavirus pandemic  Valley News Live
Levandowski says Uber must pay his $179 million judgment to Google - Ars Technica — Levandowski says Uber must pay his $179 million judgment to Google  Ars Technica
Google Podcasts rolls out new design, launches on iOS - The Verge — Google Podcasts rolls out new design, launches on iOS  The Verge
Hot spots: Pandemic pushes California to bridge a digital divide - CALmatters — Hot spots: Pandemic pushes California to bridge a digital divide  CALmatters
Fitbit Launches Charge 4 Ahead of Acquisition by Google - Motley Fool — Fitbit Launches Charge 4 Ahead of Acquisition by Google  Motley Fool
Google ends sales of the Pixel 3 - The Verge — Google ends sales of the Pixel 3  The Verge
Google thanks pandemic workers - The Bay's News First - SunLive — Google thanks pandemic workers - The Bay's News First  SunLive
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Google and YouTube launch new remote education resources - The Verge — Google and YouTube launch new remote education resources  The Verge
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Google data show New Yorkers doing less social distancing than people in Italy, Spain - New York Post — Google data show New Yorkers doing less social distancing than people in Italy, Spain  New York Post
Tech Giants Prepared for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed. - The New York Times — Tech Giants Prepared for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed.  The New York Times
Google changes course, proposes proprietary in-app purchase API as web standard - The Register — Google changes course, proposes proprietary in-app purchase API as web standard  The Register
From Gmail to Gfail: Google's G-Suite topples over for unlucky netizens, rights itself - The Register — From Gmail to Gfail: Google's G-Suite topples over for unlucky netizens, rights itself  The Register
Senate Democrats raise alarms over the security of Google's coronavirus screening site - CNBC — Senate Democrats raise alarms over the security of Google's coronavirus screening site  CNBC
You Can’t Fight City Hall. But Maybe You Can Fight Google. - The New York Times — You Can’t Fight City Hall. But Maybe You Can Fight Google.  The New York Times
Google's Mueller on Indexing of Hidden Tab Content - Search Engine Journal — Google's Mueller on Indexing of Hidden Tab Content  Search Engine Journal
Advertising Is Getting Crushed by Covid-19. Why Facebook, Google Can’t Save the Industry. - Barron's — Advertising Is Getting Crushed by Covid-19. Why Facebook, Google Can’t Save the Industry.  Barron's
Google launches a new ‘Works with Chromebook’ badge for accessories - The Verge — Google launches a new ‘Works with Chromebook’ badge for accessories  The Verge
Android malware found farming ads for cash in kids' apps on Google's Play Store - The Next Web — Android malware found farming ads for cash in kids' apps on Google's Play Store  The Next Web
Google advises all employees in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa work from home due to coro… - The Verge — Google advises all employees in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa work from home due to coro…  The Verge
Google data shows how people are complying with Hawaii’s stay-at-home order (or not) - Hawaii News Now — Google data shows how people are complying with Hawaii’s stay-at-home order (or not)  Hawaii News Now
Google Cloud launches a managed Memcached service - TechCrunch — Google Cloud launches a managed Memcached service  TechCrunch
Google to skip April Fools' Day pranks amid coronavirus - New York Post — Google to skip April Fools' Day pranks amid coronavirus  New York Post
Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic - BBC News — Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic  BBC News
Kaspersky cleans up poisoned watering hole, Google presses pause on cookie crackdown - The Register — Kaspersky cleans up poisoned watering hole, Google presses pause on cookie crackdown  The Register
Alphabet's Verily ramps up drive-thru coronavirus testing with 1,000 Google volunteers - CNBC — Alphabet's Verily ramps up drive-thru coronavirus testing with 1,000 Google volunteers  CNBC
Code Search Now Available to Browse Google's Open-Source Projects - InfoQ.com — Code Search Now Available to Browse Google's Open-Source Projects  InfoQ.com
Yelp gives senators its list of grievances against Google in antitrust hearing - CNBC — Yelp gives senators its list of grievances against Google in antitrust hearing  CNBC
Google Fi temporarily doubles the data limit for customers to 30GB - The Verge — Google Fi temporarily doubles the data limit for customers to 30GB  The Verge
UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence - The Register — UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence  The Register
IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research - TechCrunch — IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research  TechCrunch
Google cancels its infamous April Fools’ jokes this year - The Verge — Google cancels its infamous April Fools’ jokes this year  The Verge
How to Get Your Brand in Google’s Knowledge Graph Without a Wikipedia Page - Search Engine Journal — How to Get Your Brand in Google’s Knowledge Graph Without a Wikipedia Page  Search Engine Journal
New Orleans educator solves online teaching problem, catches Google's eye - WWLTV.com — New Orleans educator solves online teaching problem, catches Google's eye  WWLTV.com
Facebook, Google Could Lose Over $44 Billion in Ad Revenue in 2020 Because of Coronavirus - Variety — Facebook, Google Could Lose Over $44 Billion in Ad Revenue in 2020 Because of Coronavirus  Variety
How Much Water Do Google Data Centers Use? Billions of Gallons - Bloomberg — How Much Water Do Google Data Centers Use? Billions of Gallons  Bloomberg
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