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    June 10, 2010 11:29 AM PDT
    Google kills background images on home page
    by Tom Krazit

    Background images were the temporary default look for Google.com before being pulled earlier than expected.

    Fourteen hours into a 24-hour experiment with background imagery, Google's home page is once again stark white.

    Design guru Marissa Mayer confirmed that Google was ending the experiment early due to what she called a "bug," which erased a link underneath the search bar on google.com that explained why Google's famously spartan home page had taken on a colorful look. Apparently many searchers on Google.com Thursday morning missed the company's blog post Wednesday night, and were confused and annoyed at the change, turning "remove google background" into the seventh-most-popular search on Google Thursday.

    Last week Google announced that it would begin providing its users with the option of setting their own background image behind the home page, but last night it forced an image to appear for all users signed into a Google account to highlight the feature. That didn't sit well with many grown used to Google's clean white design, especially when Google's explanation of why it was forcing this look vanished from the home page.

    It also gave fans of Microsoft's Bing search engine a chance to crow, given that one of Bing's most noticeable features is a striking background image behind Bing.com that contains links to searches about the image.
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    Ever notice how Google has such a hard time acknowledging important American moments. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day. their silence on truly American matters is really unforgivable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpig View Post
    Ever notice how Google has such a hard time acknowledging important American moments. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day. their silence on truly American matters is really unforgivable.
    They see themselves as global company (which they are). They should tailor their art image to the ISP. American stuff for us, Brit stuff for the Brits, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    They see themselves as global company (which they are). They should tailor their art image to the ISP. American stuff for us, Brit stuff for the Brits, etc.
    That would be a good way to go. I've always felt that they were a little more interested in the "PC" community.
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    I don't use Google so I never notice what they are doing or not doing. I don't support a lot of the things they do as a company and since there are plenty of search engines that do just as good a job at gettin me info I haven't been missing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warpig View Post
    That would be a good way to go. I've always felt that they were a little more interested in the "PC" community.
    They are one of the most moonbatty companies in the world.

    They have bidets in their restrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I don't use Google so I never notice what they are doing or not doing. I don't support a lot of the things they do as a company and since there are plenty of search engines that do just as good a job at gettin me info I haven't been missing anything.
    show me something better - and I'll use it. I used to swear by Lycos back in the day . . . . a Burgh thing I admit. :D
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    I try not to use Google. Bing has been OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    They see themselves as global company (which they are). They should tailor their art image to the ISP. American stuff for us, Brit stuff for the Brits, etc.
    They do ... we get specific doodles for specific Brit high days. Last week or so ago, it was some geezer who invented the holgram's turn. They do global events too... it's all FIFA World Cup at the moment.
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    Google is retarded. Just once I'd like to put something in their search engine and have them come back with something remotely close to what I'm looking for.
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