Thursday, December 13, 2012
Topping the list were Whitney Houston, Hurricane Sandy and Election 2012. Check Google's complete list here.
Newark, New Jersey-native Whitney Houston topped Google's list of the most searched in its year-end report. News of the singer's death Feb. 11 of this year spiked to the top of Google's list. Hurricane Sandy, the storm that killed more than 100 and destroyed entire communities in New York and New Jersey was the second on the list. Rounding out the list was Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor who surged in popularity after his role as John Coffey in "The Longest Mile" and KONY 2012, a film made to highlight Ugandan war criminal John Kony. Here's Google's Top 10 List for 2012: Click on the links for more information. Source: Google's Year-End Zeitgeist Report
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The spice blend company was a regional finalist in a contest sponsored by Google and American Express.
Seasonest, an all-natural spice blend company based in Roswell, was named one of two regional finalists from Georgia in a video contest promoted by Google and American Express. The “My Business Story” contest highlights local business stories via the Small Business Saturday toolkit available on YouTube. Businesses can use the tool to promote themselves by linking to their videos through social media or by embedding them on their web pages. Seasonest and Marietta-based Unicycles.com were featured on the Black Friday on the YouTube homepage, according to a press release from Google. Businesses were chosen to be featured based on three criteria: community support, customer service and innovation.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Roswell's Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes selected by Google as one of five small, family-owned businesses in the U.S. to receive support, guidance and $100,000 worth of advertising.
When Michael Pettenato opened Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes with his mother, Lorraine Evans and brother, TJ Pettenato, last July, he was looking for a refreshing change of pace. After owning and operating a successful mortgage company for five years, the economic downturn and subsequent recession forced the family to re-evaluate their game plan. “With the financial industry the way it became, it was very challenging for too little return,” Pettenato said, adding that the difficulties facing the industry seemed “almost insurmountable.” “We said forget it, let’s do something fun for a change,” and the idea for Cloud 9 was born. Pettenato and his family decided to utilize the gourmet food industry background he acquired while working in …