Thursday, 25 Sep, 2008 Current Events

Google Gives Away $10M for Good Ideas to Help the World


The officials of number one search engine Google announced that the company would pay $10 million for any new idea that can help the world. On Wednesday CNN reported that Google's project, entitled Project 10^100 (ten to the hundredth) represents a part of the company's 10th anniversary.

According to the Menlo Park, Calif., Internet company, up to five ideas would be chosen by the public and a panel of judges and the winners would be announced in February.

In its press release the company said: "These ideas can be big or small, technology-driven or brilliantly simple - but they need to have impact. We know there are countless brilliant ideas that need funding and support to come to fruition."

It is worth mentioning that people are free to submit ideas in any of the 25 languages. Ideas should be submitted at by October 20. Those who are willing to take part in the competition must answer six questions and describe their idea.

The company's employees and an advisory board will analyze the submissions and on January 27th chose 100 ideas. Between January 27th and February 2nd the public will vote for the 20 semifinalists. An advisory board will then analyze them and pick up to five best ideas.

Ideas can be submitted to several categories, including community, opportunity, energy, environment, health, education and shelter. In case an idea doesn't fit in those categories, there's "Everything else" - a category where those ideas can be submitted.

Source: United Press International

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