Google doodles animated wildlife to ring in Earth Day
Google is celebrating Earth Day 2014 with six animated doodles depicting different species – Rufous humming
bird, Japanese Macaque, Veiled chameleon, Moon jellyfish, Puffer fish and Dung beetle.
The first doodle shows a fluttering Rufous Hummingbird while two flowers take the position of the two ‘Os’
The next doodle shows the moon jellyfish trying to move upwards in the serenity of water. Google has also doodled a spinning and bloated puffer
fish. The next doodle shows a dung beetle that is trying to roll a ball way bigger than its size. The doodles may not appear in the same order.
Google Happy Holidays doodle
Google turns 15 today (September 17, 2013), it offers you a sweet treat with an
interactive Mexican pinata doodle. When the swinging star-shaped pinata is whacked with a stick, virtual candies are released and points can be earned.
On its birthday Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.
The overhaul came as part of an update called "Hummingbird" that Google Inc. has gradually rolled out in the past month without disclosing the modifications
The changes in search engine could have a major impact on traffic to websites. Hummingbird represents the most dramatic alteration to Google's search engine since it revised the way it indexes websites three years ago as
part of a redesign called "Caffeine," according to Amit Singhal, a senior vice president for the company. He estimates that the redesign
will affect the analysis of about 90 percent of the search requests that Google gets.
Any reshuffling of Google's search rankings can have sweeping ramifications because they steer so much of the Internet's traffic. Google fields about two of out every three search requests in the U.S.
and handles an even larger volume in some parts of Europe. The changes could also drive up the price of Google ads tied to
The search ads and other commercial pitches related to Web content
account for most of Google's revenue, which is expected to approach $60 billion this year. Google disclosed the existence of the new search formula Thursday at an
event held in the Menlo Park, California, garage where CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin started the company 15 years ago. "-With inputs from AP"