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.
Google Abandons Google+ Sign-Up Requirement for New Google Accounts - PC Magazine
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Google Wants Internet Broadcasting Drones, Plans To Run Tests In New Mexico - Forbes
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Apple And Google Will Force A Legal Battle Over The Privacy Of Your Passcode - Forbes
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Android One: Let us fill you in on Google's big game - Indian Express
— Indian Express Android One: Let us fill you in on Google's big game Indian Express With its Android One programme, Google hopes to be able to give users the best hardware-software combo at a very reasonable price of $100 to start with. At the moment it has done this with three devices from Indian smartphone makers, all with the same ... Google's Android One Platform About More Than Just Phones Forbes Google earmarks Rs 100 crore for Android One campaign Economic Times Alternatives to Google's $100 Android One in Asia CNET Stocks.org - PFhub all 70 news articles »
Spying and storing: Assange says 'Google works like NSA' - RT
— RT Spying and storing: Assange says ' Google works like NSA' RT WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people's data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky ... Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by ... World Socialist Web Site h+ Magazine | Review: When Google Met WikiLeaks by Jullian Assange h+ Magazine Julian Assange on Google and his 'difficult situation' BBC News Sky News - Al-Manar TV - teleSUR English all 36 news articles »
Why Google's European Monopoly Doesn't Matter Whatever The EU Says About It - Forbes
— Why Google's European Monopoly Doesn't Matter Whatever The EU Says About It Forbes Over at Moneywatch Mark Thoma has an attempt at explaining what's going on with the European Union's anti-monopoly investigations into Google Google . As an explanation it's actually rather good in fact for it gets across the slightly subtle point we ...
The world according to Google - The Guardian
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6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Now - Gizmodo
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Google and Apple to introduce default encryption - BBC News
— BBC News Google and Apple to introduce default encryption BBC News Google has announced that its next mobile operating system, Android L, will encrypt users' data by default. The measure will make it more difficult for private information to be hacked or handed to law enforcement agencies. On Thursday, Apple said that ... Google Release Roundup: New Nexus 6, Nexus 8, Android 5.0 L Launch and ... International Business Times AU Just like iOS 8 Google's Android L software will be encrypted by default Daily Mail Google to Encrypt Phone Data in Android Wall Street Journal (blog) The Verge - Chicago Daily Herald - CNET all 232 news articles »
Behind the scenes of how Google brought Street View to the Pyramids - ZDNet
— Popular Photography Magazine Behind the scenes of how Google brought Street View to the Pyramids ZDNet Perhaps best known for its mapping of roads and thoroughfares, Google Street View also offers 360-degree panoramic images of landmarks such as Stonehenge and the Palace of Versailles, alongside university campuses, zoos, and theme parks such as ... Try Your Hand at Screenshot Photography With Google's New Street View of Giza Popular Photography Magazine all 10 news articles »
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