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Google announces Project 10 to the 100th (with video)
Posted on 25-Sep-2008 09:39 | Tags Filed under: News





To celebrate its 10th birthday, Google announces Project 10100 (pronounced Project 10 to the 100th), a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.

Google is asking users across the globe to send in their ideas – big or small, technology-driven or brilliantly simple – for ways to improve people’s lives. The company has committed $10 million to turn up to five of the best ideas into reality.

Google will identify the 100 best ideas, then ask Google users to vote on which ideas the company should fund. User votes will select the 20 finalists, and a panel of judges will then choose up to five ideas for final funding.

The company says one of Google’s founding principles is the idea that great ideas can come from anywhere. For example, Google News began when on 11th September an engineer became frustrated that he couldn’t aggregate news sources from around the world in one place. Google Chrome emerged when engineers realised they needed an entirely new web browser to sufficiently engage with rich web applications.

Some ideas that have inspired Google include The Hippo Water Roller, a relatively inexpensive 24-gallon container that can be easily wheeled on the ground to help the millions of people who laboriously carry 5-gallon buckets of water on their heads for long distances. First Mile Solutions implements simple but effective ideas for connecting isolated communities in developing countries to the internet.

Alan Noble, Director of Engineering, Google Australia and New Zealand, says, “We know there are many brilliant ideas out there that will help improve the lives of people around the world, but which need funding and support to come to fruition.

“We’d love to see Kiwi Google users get involved with Project 10100 and submit their world-changing ideas.”




More information: http://www.project10tothe100.com...

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