Feeds

Google infected by World Cup fever

Jumps on football bandwagon

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Google has tweaked search results for "world cup" to display upcoming matches and the teams still in the contest at the top of its results page.

Search for "world cup" and a breathless message tells you: "Kickoff in 2 days!"

Below that are the two first matches (South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay vs France) with dates and times followed by the group listings.

Top of the actual results is the official site for FIFA. There is also a presumably rogue result for the Rugby World Cup.

Sky, VirginMedia and William Hill have splurged on paid-for spots punting HD coverage and betting.

At the bottom of the page the traditional "Goooooooooogle" has been replaced with "Gooooooooooal".

Go here to share the joy. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft
Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report
Development alliance working on desktop, mobe software
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?