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What's behind bouncing balls on Google's homepage?

submitted on September 7, 2010 by vectra5 in "Member's Lounge"
Changes to the traditional Google homepage logo are often an attempt to honor artists and important historical figures – or to draw attention to an event such as the Olympics. But today's Google logo – a mass of bright, bouncy colored balls – isn't obviously linked to a birthday or anniversary, and Google has remained mum on the inspiration for the change.

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    Posted by webbyone2010 on September 7, 2010
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    Thanks! I was wondering about this. Could it be for their upcoming music service?
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    Posted by HouTex on September 7, 2010
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    I'm intrigued by all the logos, and often save images of the ones I really like. If you want to browse through them, check out .

    I even found a couple that I had not seen before:
    Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24, 2010

    Norman Rockwell's Birthday, February 3, 2010
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      Posted by vectra5 on September 7, 2010
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      HouTex, thanks for sharing the link... that's some awesome collection of Google logos and a lot of them are new to me..
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      Posted by HouTex on September 7, 2010
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      Here's a nice montage of doodles from youtube -
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      Posted by vectra5 on September 7, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      amazing montage indeed...they have creative people working over there for them...
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    Posted by YanBz on September 7, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Techcrunch says that today's logo probably has to do with a big announcement Google is going to make tomorrow at the search event held in San Francisco

    Earlier today, Google tweeted out: “Boisterous doodle today. Maybe it’s excited about the week ahead…” Meanwhile, a Google representative told Search Engine Roundtable that “today’s doodle is not related to a birthday but is fast, fun and interactive, just the way we think search should be.” This led the blog to speculate that three things may be announced tomorrow: AJAX-powered search results, 30 results per page, and streaming results as you type. In the case of AJAX and streaming, Google has been testing both of these (in the AJAX case, since early 2009).
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    Posted by mooncow728 on September 8, 2010
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    It's all just gray and plain now. Weird.
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on September 8, 2010
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      It changes color as you type. It starts out gray and when you start typing a search query, the color magically returns to the logo. This follows yesterday’s logo, a collection of animated particles that react to the movement of the cursor.

      Google is about to unveil a real-time search overhaul, search results that change as you type, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art today.
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    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on September 8, 2010
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      Here's the scoop:
      Google Instant is rolling out over several days to users signed in to a Google Account. Check back soon if you are signed in and do not see it yet.

      I see it! Big Grin

      Details here -

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