November 29, 2005
Google has taken its first foray into the physical world with the launch of an Internet cafe-style computing booth in London's Heathrow Airport.
The temporary installation, termed Google Space, consists of ten Samsung laptops in the public lounge of Terminal One at London's main airport.
The stand, launched on Tueday morning, will be staffed by at least two Google employees from 0700 to 1900 every day for the duration of the trial, which will run until 19 December. Google staff will be flown in from around the world to man the station.
Google Space offers passengers free access to applications such as Google Earth, Google Mail and Picasa.