Google Space blasts off at Heathrow

Google Space, an Internet kiosk service, made its debut in Terminal One of London's Heathrow airport Thursday.

The web giant's latest project, Google Space, made its debut in Terminal One of Heathrow airport Thursday. An area where holidaymakers and business travellers can sample the company's various services, Google Space will be at the airport until 17 December.

Research by Tickbox.net, commissioned by Google, suggests that travellers spend an average of nine hours a year waiting for flights.

Lorraine Twohill, the European Director of Marketing Programs, said: "People waste so much time hanging around in airports. Google Space will help make that wasted time useful."

Visitors to Google Space will be able to check their email, find information about their destination and log onto the internet for free. A pilot scheme, Google Space is also geared to providing Google with feedback about its services.

"It's a world's first," Andy Ku, Product Manager for Europe, told PC Advisor. "If it works, then we'll be rolling it out in other places too."

Visitors are asked questions about the services they use -- including Picasa, Google Maps and Google Earth -- and how they think they could be improved. Feedback generated by Google Space will be used to prioritize engineers' time when developing the services.

It'll have gone from Terminal One by the time the Christmas exodus begins but if you happen to be in Heathrow and get a chance to visit, you won't be prevented from using competitor's services. "We want to provide a service that is as useful as possible", said Ku. "We helped one lady send a mail from her AOL account."

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ben Camm-Jones

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?