Google 411: It’s Free! Plus, Google Employees Learn to Meditate.

Via on Jan 9, 2009

I have unabashed iPhone envy. Ah, to have google at my fingertips at every moment: mapquest, the yellow pages, the dictionary, iTunes, immediate answers to nagging trivia questions and unsolved bets. But I’m on a budget and just bought a new Verizon Wireless cell phone a few months ago (it’s not eco—or thrifty—to toss old things just because I want a new thing, ho hum.) So I was excited to learn about Google 411, which is just like regular 411, only free! Here’s a charmingly dorky demo video:

And as a bonus, here’s the scoop on Google’s effort to enlighten its employees, via the Shambahala Sun Sunspace.

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About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.

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