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Google Bouncing Balls Did Spell Hidden Message

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Yesterday's curious Google logo mystery is almost solved. Many blogs and broadsheets were wondering what the meaning of the logo was, as uncharacteristically, the logo did not click through to a search and had no 'alt' text explaining what the logo was commemorating.

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Contacting Google's PR department for a response I was given the same message as everyone else was reporting. A spokesperson referred me to a recent tweet and simply offered this cryptic explanation for the logo, saying it was "fast, fun and interactive, just the way we think search should be".

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Pressing them further (yesterday) I was encouraged to keep a tab on the Youtube.com/google channel and this morning I received an email with details of an event to be held at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

Speakers include:

  • Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience

  • Johanna Wright, Director of Product Management

  • Ben Gomes, Distinguished Engineer

  • Othar Hansson, Senior Staff Software Engineer

The event will be broadcast webcast on Youtube at 9:30am PST (12:30pm EST).

What do you think they will announce? "Fast, interactive and fun" - doesn't that sound a bit like Google streaming search results recently discovered by an SEO?

To add fuel to the streaming results fire, a new colorless logo has appeared today which colors itself in with each keypress. The speaker list strongly also suggests another change in the UI.

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