“Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way” is the theme of Google’s emotional new ad campaign promoting unity and friendship between Indians and Pakistanis. The 5-ad campaign is lead by a 3:32 film titled Reunion that tells the story of two friends separated during the 1947 partition of India, now reunited by their grandchildren using a range of Google products like search, maps and Google Plus.
Sometime back there was this funny meme floating around the internet that said – “The best place to hide a dead body is page 2 of Google search results“. According to research by online ad network Chitika, page one results enjoy a whopping 95% of all search traffic.
Check out this insightful world map of the most popular websites per country/region. Neighboring countries with common top sites have been merged which is why some of them might appear distorted. While Google (red) dominates the west, Baidu (the Chinese equivalent of Google) dominates eastern Asia and parts of Europe.
Google’s Project Loon aims to provide internet access to everyone on the planet through a network of balloons travelling on the edge of space. The primary objective is to provide connectivity to rural and remote areas and help people get back online in disaster-hit sites.
Google Zeitgeist 2012 (pronounced “za-it-guest”) showcases the major stories this year using data from Google Trends and the 1.2 trillion search queries the search giant received this year.
Next time you want to share a Google search result with someone, convert it to a convenient short URL using the method given below.
Make your updates, tweets and mails stand out! Here’s a comprehensive list of symbols and special characters for your posts, chat, mail and more.