An inside look at Google's campus.
Following the SES San Francisco conference last week, ClickZ.asia met with Google engineer Ping Yeh, who relocated from the Taiwan office to the Mountain View headquarters a few weeks ago.
While he was unable to share details on what he's currently working on at the new projects team, he gave a quick tour around the campus.
En-route to Building 43 to register at reception desk.
As part of the Google Ocean art installation, this is one of many sculptures of oceanographers, marine photographers, and famous divers that received the Legends of the Sea award located in the main courtyard of Google HQ.
Google's usability lab features exhibits and a giant sized Nexus phone on right.
You can rotate, interact, and play video on the giant-sized Nexus device.
Google Maps marker featuring San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge with a wall in the background for visitors to leave messages and signatures.
A wide-screen display using Google Earth, which showcases landmarks like China's Forbidden City, San Francisco, and New York all done through navigating a controller. San Francisco is one of the few cities that is now available in 3D mapping, according to Yeh.
An LCD screen showcasing pictures of Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan with all the famous presidential and celebrity guests he took pictures with that visited the Mountain View campus. Tan started the photo gallery in 2003 and the first picture was taken with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, followed by Al Gore, including many famous celebrities over the years. He is said to be the first Singaporean to join Google in 2000.
The famous droid robot outside the Google Android building.
As the Android versions are named after a dessert, you can see a giant Cupcake, Éclair, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich outside the Android building.
A close up of the Android robot and Doughnut.
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Adaline Lau, ClickZ Asia editor, oversees day-to-day editorial operations covering digital marketing from search to social media, mobile to analytics in the region. Before ClickZ, she was senior reporter at Marketing Magazine and has worked as a journalist for The Singapore Marketer and Asia Pacific Broadcasting. Connect with her @adalinelau or Google+.
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