Google's New California Campus Will Be More Like a Sci-Fi City Than an Office Biodome-like structures to owl habitats

Google has just unveiled plans for its new Mountain View, Calif., campus—and they don't skimp on the sci-fi. The designs, by architects Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at…

March 2, 2015, 8:34 PM EST

Jack Black Dishes on His Childhood in Google's Illustrated Love Letter to California Spicoli, Farrah Fawcett, Styx and more

When Jack Black was a kid in Hermosa Beach, Calif., he left a special message for the Tooth Fairy: Rather than money, he wanted Farrah Fawcett's phone number. That's just one…

February 3, 2015, 1:44 PM EST

Google Finds a Grand Metaphor for the Future in a Toy From 1974 No, not the Pet Rock

Life is like a Rubik's Cube, says Google. A new ad pays homage to the classic puzzle game by featuring its Hungarian inventor, Ernő Rubik, and by leveraging the toy as…

June 2, 2014, 8:47 AM EDT

Google Shows Off Its Self-Driving Car. Would You Take a Ride in It? Three-minute demo glimpses the future

Google has designed a self-driving car. And whatever reservations you might have about such an idea, the company won't be putting the brakes on it anytime soon—if only because the…

May 29, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT

Google Makes the Subtlest Logo Change in the History of Logo Changes Single pixels matter

You didn't notice it, but the design geeks on Reddit did. Google moved the "g" right one pixel and the "l" down and right one pixel, one eagle-eyed Redditor noticed on…

May 28, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

The 10 Best Brand Channels on YouTube Go Pro No. 1, followed by Six Pack Shortcuts

YouTube has anointed GoPro the No. 1 brand on the site with its inaugural monthly leaderboard. Google quietly released the top 10 YouTube brands this week, looking at the highest…

April 2, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Is Google Becoming the Black Market of the Internet? Coalition says it needs to do more to scrub illicit videos

Google is learning what all neighborhood cops know. If you shoo away the baddies from one block, they'll just come back after you leave. The Digital Citizens Alliance, a consumer coalition,…

March 11, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Google Tells Another Inspiring Story, but Is It Taking Too Much Credit for Human Curiosity? Laurent Aigon and his flight simulator

Google isn't just a technology company. It's a facilitator of dreams. That is, at least, according to much of the search giant's advertising, stretching back to spots like "Parisian Love" and…

November 25, 2013, 3:18 PM EST

Real-Time Video Help Is Just a Click Away, as Google Introduces Helpouts Team of experts awaits

Google just wants to help out. Right? The company is launching Helpouts, a live video-chat network of more than 1,000 experts on subjects like technology, fitness, beauty, nutrition, home repair and…

November 7, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

Mushy, Gushy Google Ad Will Make You Say 'I Do' to a Nexus 5 Every wedding imaginable

Google continues its heartstring-pulling communications strategy with this lovey-dovey wedding-themed spot for the Nexus 5 that sells the smartphone by selling the camera. It's apparently a super-sweet camera that can…

November 4, 2013, 9:21 AM EST