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Google Built an Escape Room, and Is Making People Use a Bunch of Its Apps to Get Out

Virtual keys to a physical prison

Google France has built an escape room to seamlessly unite online and offline worlds. Created by We Are Social, Première Pièce will open at an undisclosed location in the heart of…

This Fashion Brand Just Released Its New Lookbook in Google Street View

Take a tour of OneMeth's latest streetwear

If you're a streetwear brand, what better way to show off your fashions than through Google Street View? Clothing label OneMeth has done just that with what it's calling Google Streetwear…

Google and Facebook Made These Posters to Illustrate the Unstoppableness of the Internet

More Webbys call for entries

The 20th Annual Webby Awards has a pretty cool call for entries campaign—featuring 20 prior Webby winners creating posters inspired by the theme "The Internet Can't Be Stopped." We highlighted…

Google Invites You to Rediscover Paris Nightlife With Its Exploratory 'Magic Hours' Campaign

Take a light-up bike ride, swim with the symphony, and more

Yesterday, Google France launched the second edition of "Les Heures Magiques" ("The Magic Hours"), created with 72andSunny Amsterdam. For 31 nights, the interactive, mobile-first campaign will invite Parisians—and tourists—to rediscover…

Google Used Clickable Paper in Posters Asking People Which Nonprofits It Should Fund

Choosing from among 10 Bay Area projects

The nonprofits competing in the second Google Impact Challenge have some pretty innovative ideas for how to make the Bay Area a better place to live. And Google's method of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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