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.
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".
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.
- 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.