Peter Kafka

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How to Pay Google Without Buying an Ad

Google makes all of its money selling your attention to advertisers. But if you, the ordinary consumer, wanted to give Larry, Sergey and company your money directly?

You can do that, too. Browse on over to the Google Store, where you can buy…things that have the Google logo. And if you’re in Mountain View, Calif., and can get into the Googleplex itself, there’s now a physical outpost, as well.

Louis Gray (via Barry Schwartz) provides an enthusiastic–”there’s really no way to tell you how awesome this is”–walk-through. And those Android figurines do look kinda cool, actually.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus