Google Weblog

October 29, 2002: A Googley Portal is an Internet portal taking a page from Google's strategy. No banners or pop-ups, instead they use text-ads like Google's AdWords. Each page shows how long it took to build (in hundredths of a second) and, of course, they use Google's search engine.

It seems to have all the usual portal things: email, stocks, directions, directories, TV listings, etc. Unfortunately, many of the pages are links to other sites with ads, or require you to get an account. Bzzt!

The New York Times has a short profile.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on October 29, 2002 12:07 AM