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Four Lovely Halloween Celebrations

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Big Companies, Google, GSOH, Small Companies, Special Occasions

Historically there isn’t anything lovely about Halloween.  However in recent years, for most people, it has become a fun festival to celebrate with food, fancy dress, friends and family. Many companies celebrate Halloween too.  Here’s our pick of this year’s bunch. 1. Google often update their homepage logo for Halloween and this year was no [...]

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Innovation Time Off at Google

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

It’s well known amongst web developers that one of the perks of working for Google is that you get to spend 20% of your time on whatever interests you (a concept called ‘Innovation Time Off‘).  This freedom to experiment keeps developers happy and has yielded some innovative (not to mention profitable) new products for the [...]

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Options Millionaires at Google

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

Issuing options to staff is a lovely thing that companies can do to build loyalty and reward hard workers. It is reckoned that there are now over 1000 Google employees with options worth more than $5m! One of these mutimillionaire Googlers is the company masseuse who started her job when there were just 40 employees [...]

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Google.org

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Big Companies, Google

Google.org is the non-profit arm of Google established to “use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease.” They are involved in various fascinating projects including a drive to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises across the developing world and developing renewable energy [...]

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