Google Gearing up for Birthday Celebration
Google’s getting on in years. It’s gotten to the point where they’re not quite sure of their own birthday. Once upon a time, it was September 7, but it’s since migrated to September 27. (That’s okay. It happens to the best of us.)
Google Maps is also in a festive mood with the Street View guy:
(‘Member when he dressed up for the Fourth?)
And as if those weren’t enough celebrating, Google’s spreading the love with Project 10100. The project is designed to provide funding to ideas that help people:
If you have an idea that you believe would help somebody, we want to hear about it. We’re looking for ideas that help as many people as possible, in any way, and we’re committing the funding to launch them. You can submit your ideas and help vote on ideas from others. Final idea selections will be made by an advisory board.
Good luck, and may those who help the most win.
They’ve pledged $10 million to helping people help others. The top 100 ideas, as chosen by a panel of Google employees, will be announced January 27, 2009. The public will then winnow the field to the best 20 ideas. From those, the Project 10100 advisory board will select the best five to receive funding.
It’s a noble idea, if a little vague. But I know I wasn’t expecting a gift for Google’s birthday.