Another hysterical Valleywag post regarding perks at the Googleplex. Apparently Google employees were–were–permitted to invite “guests” to chow down at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Employees were also taking home large amounts of food–”Googlers outside engineering are often poorly paid, and sneaking food home amounts to part of their salary.”
According to what appears to be an internal Google memo posted by Valleywag, “To help us to monitor and enforce these guest policies, we will be adding a simple step to the process of signing in guests on campus beginning later this year. When visitors sign in at reception, they will be asked to identify themselves as a personal or business guest, and to indicate whether they are having a meal in one of our cafes. If they are, the word “MEAL” will appear on their visitor badge. “
Now just think about that.
Great article in Tech Crunch on the YouTube debacle: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/01/can-hulu-be-a-bigger-business-than-youtube/