The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.
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Want to move to Mars next year? Project Virgle, a joint venture of Google and Virgin Group, will begin sending volunteers to the Red Planet in 2014. Touted as the first permanent human colony on Mars, Virgle will be led by Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The intrepid trio will lead hundreds of volunteers to start humanity's "Plan B" civilization, hopefully one with planet-wide free Wi-Fi, Google's acclaimed cafeteria food and plenty of sunscreen to block Mars' troublesome UV radiation. Applicants must complete Virgle's online questionnaire, which asks a series of probing questions, such as whether you'd be miffed by waiting up to 40 minutes for a response to Earthbound email. (If you don't get the joke, you're not ready for Mars.)
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InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?