Google Looks to Add Engineers to UK Center

According to PCW, Google is going on a hiring spree for engineers at its new UK research and development (R &D) center.

‘The Google London R&D centre will draw on the talented pool of computer scientists and engineers from the UK and Europe,’ said a spokeswoman.

‘As Europe continues to outpace the US in mobile and wireless infrastructure and applications development, the London centre will extend those technical capabilities we are building.’

And then Danny Sullivan said…

Anyone else launching a personal blog today?

Danny announces the launch of his own personal web log.

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Mike Grehan says…

So it seems news of Mike Grehan’s new blog is beginning to spread. I’m pretty sure it’s just a platform for him to test out new conference gags. ;-)

A word of advice, from an ex-WebSourced employee, don’t let them get their hands on it Mike! ;-)

Added to blogroll.

Harvard Business School Wants Business to Embrace Blogging

Lost of great snippets from Silicon.com…

In a Harvard Management Communication Letter, the school said blogs enable the brave few “to connect with customers online and advance corporate communications and marketing goals” and added that a well-written blog can boost a company’s credibility.

However, the business school suggests companies bear in mind a number of key points such as ensuring readers can comment so the blog remains open and interactive and doesn’t appear a mouthpiece for the company.

The article states: “Permit both positive and negative posts on your blog and reply to comments made on other blogs pertinent to your area of focus. Respond in a professional and businesslike way. If you don’t want to hear from your customers and critics in a public environment, don’t blog.”

Muppets Are Podcasting Movie Reviews

(This is really only getting posted because I love the Muppets) Steve Rubel points to a new movie review podcast from Statler & Waldorf.

Microsoft Fremont Better than Google Base?

Forrester analyst, Charlene Li, has seen Microsoft Fremont in action and thinks it’s a whole lot better than Google Base.

First, a quick description of Fremont. It looks and acts like a classic online classifieds site. A list of linked categories is on the front page and users can browse or search through the listings. A key difference though is that the listings are turbo-charged – as the poster, you can control who can see them, from everyone to just a select group of people on your MSN Messenger buddy list. If you choose the latter, the next time one of your privileged buddies signs into Messenger, they’ll see a little alert that says you have a set of golf clubs for sale. The categories include the usual suspects – jobs, homes, apartments, cars, and one thing that caught my eye, tickets.

A Guide to Getting a Job at Google

The Google Blog has a story posted by Google’s Trisha Weir who explains her unsual tactic for getting a jobe at the company.

I talked about how I didn’t normally wear the logos of companies I had no affiliation with, but that I wore my Google shirt with pride, because I admired Google so much — they were smart, they treated people well (users and employees alike), and they made good products. But beyond that, I could tell Google was special, that all that innovation was going to lead to something extraordinary. And I wanted to be part of it. Also, I wanted another T-shirt.