This is Why Everyone Wants to Work for Google…

Aug 18th, 2011No Comments

Exhibit A

Ping Pong at the Google Office

Earlier this week, Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility. And on August 15th, this intent became a reality when Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the largest acquisition in company history. Why is this acquisition so significant?

Well in contrast to other companies that produce smart phones, (such as Apple, RIM, and HP), Google had not owned any of the hardware on which its operating system runs thus far. Since Android debuted in 2008, it has always been “powered by Google,” but not run by the company. Now, the technology giant owns the phone company that they have helped “fuel.”

So how does one of the most successful companies in the world celebrate a great business success?

Wine and Champagne? Nope.
An Elegant Dinner Party? Not even close.
Clubbing? No way.
A Game of Ping-Pong? OF COURSE.

That’s right. After Google and Motorola made a landmark business decision, they decided to celebrate with a game of ping-pong. In the picture at the top of the page, you can see Andy Rubin of Google, Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorolla, and others enjoying a game of ping-pong at Google’s headquarters. Oh how so many of us envy the casual and graceful nature with which Google conducts its business.