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I "invented" something similar as they did some years before

10:48 pm on Apr 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Many years ago I made something similar to google maps streetview although much more rudimentary, traces of it can be found on archive.org, but I discontinued it and sadly discontinued the domain name that fell into the hands of #*$!ographers (not that the name implies any #*$! relation ot all).

I've heard that Google hires only graduates from ivy league schools (not me) but was wondering if I stood a chance applying there pointing out a project they "copied" from me.

I have searched the official google emplyment pages but nothing seems to fit. Wondering if anyone could suggest the best way to apply for a job over there?
6:57 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Between a person with a degree and a person without I would hire whoever I thought proved was more capable of getting the job done.

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11:26 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google bought MentorWave Technologies (Quiksee) but so far nothing has emerged from that. "The firm's technology is regarded as the missing link in Google's Street View service (used by both Google Maps and Google Earth ), which allows users to view photos along numerous streets around the world."

I've seen others demos beside the above of the Quiksee technology and it's simple but slick.

Next, read this before you get bogged down in "Google does this, Google does that," which is easy to find.

Be sure to see the sidebar:

Then read this:

Things are changing at Google. They are looking for people who can innovate, yet fit it. Their hiring process is unique, difficult, as you likely know. Page approves ALL hires.

A software engineer who lived near Google that I knew specialized in taxonomic filters, which is what makes Adwords work. He had a PhD and written published papers on it. But, he couldn't get in. He had his way, but they didn't need another way. They needed someone who could make the Google way better.

Can you make Google better at something they do? They are looking for help. Assistance. They buy firms that innovate. They hire people who can help them with specifics.

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