Google graduates 'Tasks' from Gmail Labs, launches Calendar Labs, opens innovation pipeline

Google’s way of doing business been under real scrutiny of late. The Journal recently ran a piece on the company’s organizational revamp, intended to try to stop losing good people and smart ideas. Anil Dash, founder of blogging company Six Apart, wrote a thoughtful piece on “Google’s Microsoft Moment”, assessing how the company is evolving into a firm with a “distinctly different culture than they used to have.” And, technology columnist Dan Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs, wrote a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless devastating critique of the company’s “Montessori preschool” culture, going so far as to ask the question: “What the *ahem* is going on inside Google? How much more out of control and undisciplined can this place get?”

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