Google Space: Google Internet Cafe in London Airport

Nov 29, 2005 • 9:14 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google News & Finances
 

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The t-shirts on the staff at the new Google Internet Cafe in Heathrow Airport say "Google Space" on them. ZDnet reports that Google turns Heathrow into testing lab and has pictures of the Google Space and the London GooglePlex launch. This news even got SlashDotted!

Google has taken its first foray into the physical world with the launch of an Internet cafe-style computing booth in London's Heathrow Airport.

The temporary installation, termed Google Space, consists of ten Samsung laptops in the public lounge of Terminal One at London's main airport.

The stand, launched on Tueday morning, will be staffed by at least two Google employees from 0700 to 1900 every day for the duration of the trial, which will run until 19 December. Google staff will be flown in from around the world to man the station.

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Comments:

Josh

11/29/2005 03:44 pm

I don't get it, so Google sets up computers so that people can use their "latest tools", which is google maps? What are they testing? Are these tools we don't have access to at home? Or is this a way to advertise their tools to the general public?

GeorgeR

12/01/2005 01:18 am

I'm sure you've heard of usability testing. You can gather a load more information about a site/tool from watching people using them than you can from analysing log files.

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