In Search of Google

Watch out, Yahoo. There's a search engine out there with uncanny speed and accuracy. And it's way cool

Even by Silicon Valley standards, life at Google is ridiculously cool. The 120 employees at the two-story office block off Route 101 known as the Googleplex have everything a well-to-do West Coaster could wish for: full-time masseuse, yoga classes, all the Ben and Jerry bars they can eat and organic catering by the guy who used to do meals for the Grateful Dead. The only table in the boardroom is for Ping-Pong. There's pool, shuffleboard, two pianos, twice-weekly hockey games, K'nex models for the nerd set--which is everyone--and even a bedroom, for when you've had too much Ben and Jerry's.

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