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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…)
Answer by Harry Glaser:
They become … Unix Beards!
They become better, more experienced, more sought-after, better-rewarded engineers. Some of the best big tech companies recognize this explicitly in their career ladders. At Google, for example, there is a separate job ladder for “individual contributors”, which culminates (or once did) at “Google Fellow”. An engineer at this level is commensurate with a Vice President, and has similar high-level impact — even moreso on questions of technology, architecture and technical direction. I believe there are similar positions at Facebook, Apple, etc. (more…)
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 Google.com
To Apply, go to Google Ad Grants
From Google Ad Grants
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…)