Google's 'Solve for X' project focuses on radical solutions to big problems

The Verge | Solve For X

The Verge's T.C. Sottek writes, "it appears that Google is nearing the creation of a TED-like think tank that will focus on talks about radical technological ideas. ... So far, it sounds a lot like the same territory covered by Google X — Google's secret lab that's suspected of working on over a hundred 'shoot-for-the-stars' ideas." Meanwhile, Google has now produced four issues of its Think Quarterly magazine, which said in its first issue that it aimed to be a "breathing space in a busy world." The theme of the current issue, ironically, is "speed." Jeff Jarvis wrote one of the stories, in which he argues that although the Web has changed so much, so quickly, that may be nothing compared to the disruption yet to come. Another post chronicles the spread of that video of twin talking babies.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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