If you’ve done a bit of Googling today, and you’re one of the very few to still use the Google.com homepage, rather than your browser’s address or search box, you’ll have seen today’s Google Doodle.
It’s dedicated to Freddie Mercury, celebrating what would have been the Queen frontman’s 65th birthday. But, while I usually chortle along with Google’s whimsical homepage scribblings, this one has left a sour taste in my mouth.
The Google Doodle is now a patented Google innovation. After 10 years trying, Google has convinced the US Patent and Trademark Office to give it a patent for its awesome scribbles. Titled “Systems and Methods for Enticing Users to Access a Web Site”, the patent is all about adjusting the main image on Google homepages.
The patent credits the innovation to Google co-founder Sergey Brin and includes the examples of a pot of gold for Saint Patrick’s Day and a turkey for Thanksgiving. What’s your favourite Google Doodle? Click the headline and jump to the comments.
Another day, another intriguing Google homepage doodle. After yesterday’s bouncing balls logo, today sees a colour-changing variant that starts grey and is filled in as you type. Google’s making an announcement about search later today. The colour changing Google homepage doodle is a clue to what we’ll see…
Head to the UK Google homepage this morning and you’ll find the usual logo replaced by a new, bouncier version. Moving your mouse over the interactive Google doodle sends balls careening around the screen before they reform to spell out “Google”. Unlike past Google homepage treats though, there’s no explanation for the bouncy logo. So what does it mean?
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