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    http://www.google.com/googlegulp/index.html Google Gulp Quench your thirst for knowledge. At Google our mission is to organize the world s information and make
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      Quench your thirst for knowledge.

      At Google our mission is to organize the world's information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information's usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who's using it. That's why we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.

      Think fruity. Think refreshing.
      Think a DNA scanner embedded in the lip of your bottle reading all 3 gigabytes of your base pair genetic data in a fraction of a second, fine-tuning your individual hormonal cocktail in real time using our patented Auto-Drink™ technology, and slamming a truckload of electrolytic neurotransmitter smart-drug stimulants past the blood-brain barrier to achieve maximum optimization of your soon-to-be-grateful cerebral cortex. Plus, it's low in carbs! And with flavors ranging from Beta Carroty to Glutamate Grape, you'll never run out of ways to quench your thirst for knowledge.

      Beta CarrotyGlutamate GrapeSugar-Free RadicalSero-Tonic Water

      How to get Gulped?
      You can pick up your own supply of this "limited release" product simply by turning in a used Gulp Cap at your local grocery store. How to get a Gulp Cap? Well, if you know someone who's already been "gulped," they can give you one. And if you don't know anyone who can give you one, don't worry – that just means you aren't cool. But very, very (very!) soon, you will be.



      Google Gulp and Your Privacy
      From time to time, in order to improve Google Gulp's usefulness for our users, Google Gulp will send packets of data related to your usage of this product from a wireless transmitter embedded in the base of your Google Gulp bottle to the GulpPlex™, a heavily guarded, massively parallel server farm whose location is known only to Eric Schmidt, who carries its GPS coordinates on a 64-bit-encrypted smart card locked in a stainless-steel briefcase handcuffed to his right wrist. No personally identifiable information of any kind related to your consumption of Google Gulp or any other current or future Google Foods product will ever be given, sold, bartered, auctioned off, tossed into a late-night poker pot, or otherwise transferred in any way to any untrustworthy third party, ever, we swear. See our Privacy Policy.

       Google gulp!

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      From forest to freezer: A Google Gulp history

      It is estimated that nearly half of Planet Earth's plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests, the vast majority of them undiscovered by humans and therefore not yet subjected to commercial exploitation. For Google, this cornucopia of undigitized data represented an irresistible acquisition target. So, for the past two years, as his 20% project, VP of operations Urs Hoelzle has spent one day a week collecting flora samples in several Bolivian sub-equatorial rain forests. For the most part, the compounds he returned with were nothing special – the usual grab-bag of future steroids, muscle relaxants, skin care appliqués and long-shot cancer drugs.

      But on July 11th, 2003, while gathering epiphyte samples in the upper canopy of a kapok tree in the forbidding Cordillera Apolobamba range on the Bolivian/Peruvian border, Hoelzle snagged a leaf from what turned out to be a previously unknown species of strangler fig. Back in the Google Labs, early DNA sequencing and protein synthesis revealed that the compound – informally dubbed Ursa Major within the Googleplex – had certain remarkable biochemical capabilities. Eighteen months' worth of patent applications, trademark inquiries, budget prioritization and Phase II trials later, Hoelzle's intrepid adventuring finds fulfillment in a beverage aisle near you.

      Chemical Structure for Ursa Major
      Chemical structure for "Ursa Major"


      Google Gulp and Your Privacy
      From time to time, in order to improve Google Gulp's usefulness for our users, Google Gulp will send packets of data related to your usage of this product from a wireless transmitter embedded in the base of your Google Gulp bottle to the GulpPlex™, a heavily guarded, massively parallel server farm whose location is known only to Eric Schmidt, who carries its GPS coordinates on a 64-bit-encrypted smart card locked in a stainless-steel briefcase handcuffed to his right wrist. No personally identifiable information of any kind related to your consumption of Google Gulp or any other current or future Google Foods product will ever be given, sold, bartered, auctioned off, tossed into a late-night poker pot, or otherwise transferred in any way to any untrustworthy third party, ever, we swear. See our Privacy Policy.

       Google gulp!

      Learn more

        Google gulp introduction

       From forest to freezer : history

        4 great flavors : product details

        Frequently asked questions

       


      ©2005 Google - Home - About Google - We're Hiring - Site Map

      Go to Google Home
       Google Gulp

      4 great flavors : Google Gulp products

      Glutamate Grape Sugar-Free Radical
      Glutamate Grape – Why drink plain grape juice when you can stimulate your ionotropic and metabotropic receptors and groove to a sugar high? Enhancing your learning and memory functions never sounded sweeter. (Note: excessive amounts of glutamate can cause neuronal damage, so drink responsibly.) Sugar-Free Radical – Will this antioxidant-rich, low-cal beverage keep you young forever? The results of studies to date haven't been definitive, but hey, if you stay thin enough, you'll look good whether or not the theory of free radicals turns out to be correct.
      Beta Carroty Sero-Tonic Water
      Beta Carroty – Want to be healthy without actually going so far as to eat (shudder) vegetables? Get your daily pick-me-up dose of cancer-fighting carotenoids with this smooth, not all chalky morning smoothie.  Sero-Tonic Water – Just try to stay down once your synapses get a blast of this bubbly concoction whose refreshing blend of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors is perfect for those moments when all your other beverage options just seem soooo depressing.


      Google Gulp and Your Privacy
      From time to time, in order to improve Google Gulp's usefulness for our users, Google Gulp will send packets of data related to your usage of this product from a wireless transmitter embedded in the base of your Google Gulp bottle to the GulpPlex™, a heavily guarded, massively parallel server farm whose location is known only to Eric Schmidt, who carries its GPS coordinates on a 64-bit-encrypted smart card locked in a stainless-steel briefcase handcuffed to his right wrist. No personally identifiable information of any kind related to your consumption of Google Gulp or any other current or future Google Foods product will ever be given, sold, bartered, auctioned off, tossed into a late-night poker pot, or otherwise transferred in any way to any untrustworthy third party, ever, we swear. See our Privacy Policy.

       Google gulp!

      Learn more

        Google gulp introduction

        From forest to freezer : history

       4 great flavors : product details

        Frequently asked questions

       


      ©2005 Google - Home - About Google - We're Hiring - Site Map

       

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      Google Gulp – Frequently asked questions

      1. How does Google Gulp work?
      2. Wait – you're saying Auto-Drink™ changes my brain chemistry?
      3. Isn't that kind of dangerous?
      4. What if I don't want to use Auto-Drink™?
      5. Well, shouldn't Auto-Drink™ be default-off?
      6. Yes
      7. How can I get my hands on a Google Gulp?
      8. Can't you just give Google Gulp to anyone who wants it?
      9. I mean, isn't this whole invite-only thing kind of bogus?
      10. Will Google be coming out with more food products?
      11. When will you take Google Gulp out of beta?

      1. How does Google Gulp work?

      Well, to comprehend the long version of this answer, you'd need a PhD (from Stanford, natch). The short version is, our brains process data by sending electrical impulses called neurotransmitters between billions of neurons via axons running between synapses, much the way buses travel between stations, or MP3 files travel between felonious suburban teenagers. The molecular compound that fuels Google Gulp speeds up this process by, among various startling feats of neurochemical legerdemain, limiting the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase. You think faster – and feel better.

      What's more, through our patented real-time DNA-scanning process, Auto-Drink™, Google Gulp is actually able to "take a picture" of your genetic profile, reconfigure its molecular composition on the fly, and subtly alter your brain's intricate mosaic of axonial patterns in order to facilitate even faster cognitive processing.

      2. Wait – you're saying Auto-Drink™ changes my brain chemistry?

      Um, yeah – but for the better.

      3. Isn't that kind of dangerous?

      Well, none of the lab rats who've been pounding this stuff for the past eight months have keeled over yet, which we find fairly reassuring. At any rate, you should be aware that by popping the seal on the twist-off Gulp cap, you send a wireless signal to Google's servers indicating your irrevocable acceptance of the Google Gulp Terms and Conditions, which do include the possibility, however remote, of hideous genetic mutation resulting from your consumption of this product. We're pretty sure you won't die, though.

      4. What if I don't want to use Auto-Drink™?

      No problem – simply turn off Auto-Drink™ on your Google Gulp preferences page.

      5. Well, shouldn't Auto-Drink™ be default-off?

      You mean we should cripple a perfectly useful feature just because of a little bad PR?

      6. Yes.

      Okay.

      7. How can I get my hands on a Google Gulp?

      This "limited release" beta product is available to anyone who turns in a used Google Gulp bottle cap at any local retailer. If you don't have any Gulp caps, ask a friend to give you one.

      8. What if none of my friends have a Gulp cap to give me? Can't you just give Google Gulp to anyone who wants it?

      Well, we're thinking about it, but, um, you have to understand that there are many considerations which go into deciding how to distribute --

      9. I mean, isn't this whole invite-only thing kind of bogus?

      Dude, it's like you've never even heard of viral marketing.

      10. Will Google be coming out with more food products?

      As a rule, Google doesn't comment on future product releases, but...let's just say for now that a cool, refreshing drink isn't complete without, oh, say, chips and dip, is it?

      11. When will you take Google Gulp out of beta?

      Man, if you pressure us, you just drive us away. We'll commit when we're ready, okay? Besides, what's so great about taking things out of beta? It ruins all the romance, the challenge, the possibilities, the right to explore. Carpe diem, ya know? Maybe we're jaded, but we've seen all these other companies leap headlong into 1.0, thinking their product is exactly what they've been dreaming of all their lives, that everything is perfect and hunky-dory – and the next thing you know some vanilla copycat release from Redmond is kicking their butt, the Board is holding emergency meetings and the CEO is on CNBC blathering sweatily about "a new direction" and "getting back to basics." No thanks, man. We like our freedom.



      Google Gulp and Your Privacy
      From time to time, in order to improve Google Gulp's usefulness for our users, Google Gulp will send packets of data related to your usage of this product from a wireless transmitter embedded in the base of your Google Gulp bottle to the GulpPlex™, a heavily guarded, massively parallel server farm whose location is known only to Eric Schmidt, who carries its GPS coordinates on a 64-bit-encrypted smart card locked in a stainless-steel briefcase handcuffed to his right wrist. No personally identifiable information of any kind related to your consumption of Google Gulp or any other current or future Google Foods product will ever be given, sold, bartered, auctioned off, tossed into a late-night poker pot, or otherwise transferred in any way to any untrustworthy third party, ever, we swear. See our Privacy Policy.

       Google gulp!

      Learn more

        Google gulp introduction

        From forest to freezer : history

        4 great flavors : product details

       Frequently asked questions

       


      ©2005 Google - Home - About Google - We're Hiring - Site Map

       
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