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They run their own shows on a day- to-day basis, with consultation from Area 120 leadership, fellow founders, and relevant experts throughout Google.These enterprises aren’t about open-ended research. Nike Air Max 90 Femme Instead, Area 120 is looking for concepts with the potential to pass what Google cofounder Larry Page called the toothbrush test: things that become necessities, not occasional niceties. That’s how landmark products such as Google Search, Adidas Arkyn Womens Gmail, and Google Maps grew to billion-user scale. “You want to build products that solve problems that people encounter daily,” says Gawley. Nike Air Max 270 Femme Over time, the goal is to launch businesses capable of reaching Google scale–and to spin them out into the most appropriate groups within Google  as they gain traction.



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