caspita - 1:38 am on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)
The company generates instant headlines whenever it rolls out a new product, and it is working on dozens in its famed labs. But none have come close to matching its first success, and many seem to have fallen short--or at least fallen into limbo. We've taken a look at several of its rollouts and handed out grades. Our verdict: The Google guys are passing--but just barely.