Peter Kafka

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Here Comes Google’s Christmas (Er, Holiday) Greetings

Google’s annual holiday “Google Doodle” isn’t up on its main Google.com page yet. But it should be there soon, and it will look like this:

Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz notes that the doodle is already showing up on other Google properties, though the accompanying message seems to vary depending on the territory. Google Australia, for instance, goes with “Happy Holidays,” but Google Korea wishes visitors a “Merry Christmas.” If you were desperate for news on a pre-Christmas Eve Friday morning, you might try to make a controversy out of that. But that would be silly.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”