There’s an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps

Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You’re in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps. (more…)

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What do economists do at Google (their responsibilities as Google’s employees)?

Answer by Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google:

I’m the Chief Economist at Google, so I believe I am uniquely qualified to answer this question.

I joined the company in 2002 and initially worked on the economics of the AdWords auction.  Since then, I have worked on many other auction design problems including the AdSense auction, the IPO auction, ad exchange auctions, spectrum auctions, and top-level domain auctions.  You can see some of this work Research papers of Hal R. Varian. (more…)

Google Ad Grants for Non Profits

Google Ad Grants – Adwords for Non Profits

What is Google Ad Grants?

Google Ad Grants is the non-profit version of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool. Google Ad Grants encourages nonprofit businesses, by means of $10,000/month in in-kind AdWords marketing and advertising, to showcase their missions and endeavors on

To Apply, go to Google Ad Grants


From Google Ad Grants

  1. To be eligible for the Google Ad Grants program, organizations must:

    • Hold current and valid charity status, as determined by your country; please see your country’s charity status definition below.
    • Acknowledge and agree to the application’s required certifications regarding nondiscrimination and donation receipt and use.
    • Have a functioning website with substantial content (more…)