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Google Valentine’s Day doodle features “This American Life”

Google Valentine’s Day doodle features “This American Life”

Google is ushering in Valentine's Day 2014 with another of its interactive doodles, having partnered with This American Life to bring true stories of love and relationships to its homescreen. The animated Google logo quickly flips over into a row of Love Heart sweets, each of which represents a different audio clip of "a true story of love" from "real people" around different themes like "crush" and "Mr. Right".

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Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Google has made quite a name for themselves in the internet world through their re-configuration of title logo they call the Google Doodle. Today, for example, they've made a beautiful illustration - an animated illustration, at that - of none other than Grace Hopper. This Naval Officer was an early computer engineer, having lead the team that created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and lead the charge to have computers communicate with code, or language, instead of simple numbers.

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Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Google has rolled out another of its homepage doodles, celebrating the birthday of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams with an interactive gizmo on its UK site. The doodle simply cries out to be clicked on, with different parts of the animation reacting to your mouse and bringing up characters and other elements that fans will recognize from the much-loved books.

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Interactive Google Doodle celebrates Frank Zamboni’s birthday

Interactive Google Doodle celebrates Frank Zamboni’s birthday

There never seems to be a lack of creative Google Doodles, but today's is one of the coolest yet. In celebration of Frank Zamboni's 112th birthday, Google has popped an interactive Doodle up on its home page. Many of you will immediately recognize that last name, as Zamboni created the ice resurfacing machine we see during intermissions at ice hockey games and figure skating contests.

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Google turns 14 today, celebrates with cake doodle

Google turns 14 today, celebrates with cake doodle

If you've made your way to Google's homepage today, then you undoubtedly were greeted with a delicious-looking chocolate cake with 14 candles standing on top of it. Today is Google's 14th birthday. It's hard to believe that they've been around for that long, but the company has indeed made an insurmountable amount of progress since their inception.

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Star Trek Google Doodle celebrates birth of the original series

Star Trek Google Doodle celebrates birth of the original series

If you're a fan of the original Star Trek series, especially its role in modern science fiction history as well as television history, you'll be glad to see Google's newest Doodle, celebrating the birth of the series. It was on the 8th of September, 1966, that the show first broadcast its opening sequence, and set off "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The doodle was headed by Google's Ryan Germick who spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the situation, noting that it was Google's talk of a talking computer who could "get exactly what you want and have that kind of engagement, where the computer just knows all" just as it is in the Star Trek universe - thus this celebration was born.

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