Two great new Google projects

Two new Google projects crossed my radar today – and very interesting they both are, too.

The first is Google For Non-profits.  It offers the chance to reach and engage supporters, raise awareness of campaigns, improve operations, and a mass of other tools to use.

As the current secretary and occasional web-master of a local arts group this looks very interesting indeed!

The second thing I noticed was Google’s new book / magazine Think Quarterly.

At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ – the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. We know that the faster we deliver results, the more useful people find our service.

But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.

Our first issue is dedicated to Data – amongst a morass of information, how can you find the magic metrics that will help transform your business? We hope that you find inspiration, insights, and more, in Think Quarterly.

Matt Brittin
Managing Director, UK & Ireland Operations, Google

I’m particularly interested in Nigel Shadbolt’s piece “Open for Business“.

One drawback, though … it appears that the book is not downloadable (eg for Kindle).  Pity.

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