Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back together in The Internship that comedically and affectionately looks at life at Google. Vaughn and Wilson are Nick and Billy, salesmen who suddenly find themselves out of a job, as previewed in The Internship trailer. What are they to do? Why not forge a career at the company whose work environment seems to be unrivaled?
As the film is set to arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray October 22, we have a chance for one lucky reader to score a copy of The Internship Blu-Ray DVD combo pack!
In celebration of the film, we’ve got a look at Google and how they changed the world and also provided a terrific platform for the reunion of the stars of The Wedding Crashers in a film that our The Internship review felt was a solid summer comedy!
Google began as a search engine named BackRub in 1996 that was used solely by Stanford students. Today, the search engine is the most popular service that Google provides to web users. By simply typing in a search term or phrase, Google will provide you with what you are looking for from its index of billions of web pages. Your search can bring you an infinite amount of answers, which is why the company chose the name Google, after a math term “googol.”
Modern society has moved from the use of letters and phone calls to communicating more often via email and text message. Gmail, the email service provided by Google, has been around since 2004 with the addition of chat added soon after. The mailing service can be used on a mobile device and makes it simple to get organized and follow conversations with the ability to create folders. Nick and Billy can certainly attest to the fact that Gmail is important for any businessman or woman.
With Google Hangout, it is possible to come face-to-face with your friends and family who are miles and miles away. The application was released under the name Google Talk in August of 2005, providing users with the ability to communicate via instant message and microphone. To participate in Google Hangouts all you have to do is sign up for Google+ and you can connect with friends in your “circles” through your phone or computer.
It may be overwhelming to think of all of the applications that Google provides, including things like your Calendar, Drive, and Slides. One of the easiest and most important apps is Google Docs, a reworking of a program titled Writely. There are many great features that are important to know about Google Docs, including the fact you can access them from anywhere, making them ideal for business people on the go. Additionally, you can share your Google Doc with others by clicking the blue “share” button and entering their email addresses.
Google Maps provides its users with the ability to receive directions to the most obscure places. An exciting part of Google Maps, the Earth View, was introduced in 2010, providing 3D pictures of the area you are searching for. Not only do the maps provide driving directions, but Google can also bring up directions and trails for bikers. Most importantly for those who live in large, bustling cities, Google Maps can direct its drivers around traffic with real-time results.
Now that you’re versed in all things Google, you’re ready to tackle The Internship. To enter, use the widget below to enter on Facebook or Twitter. There are three unique ways to enter, and by entering all three ways you can increase your chance at winning! And enter now, this prize pack’s winners will be announced November 8.