Data Google
Google has launched a new magazine aimed at its partners and advertisers, Think Quarterly.

The first edition of the new title, which has been sent out to 1,500 UK companies, is devoted entirely to data and includes contributions from both Google staff and freelancers.

The magazine is also freely available online and on mobile platforms, with the website offering traditional web browser layout and a print replica e-edition, but search engine company has played down the idea of it becoming a fully fledged publisher, insisting that the magazine "remains firmly aimed at Google's partners and advertisers" and there are "no plans to start selling copies".

"Like most companies, Google regularly communicates with our business customers via email newsletters, updates on our official blogs, and printed materials.

"On this occasion, we've sent a short book about data, called Think Quarterly, to a small number of our UK partners and advertisers."

Its main feature is an article on Vodafone chief executive Guy Laurence and his cures for "information overload" and "data impotence". The feature is by Simon Rogers, the editor of the Guardian's Data Blog, who has also contributed a piece on the "10 best places to see sexy data online".

OWNI, whose European editor Federica Cocco will be speaking at's upcoming news:rewired event, was named in Rogers' top ten along with the London Data Store and David McCandless' site Information is Beautiful.

Other contributors to the magazine include Google director of research Tony Fagan, "data superstar" Hans Rosling, and University of Southampton professor Nigel Shadbolt.

The next edition of the magazine will be available in May, with the third and fourth following in July and October. will looking many of the data issues covered by Google's magazine and more at its upcoming digital media conference, news:rewired - noise to signal.

The conference, which will take place on 27 May at Thomson Reuters, London, will look at data journalism and data strategies for journalists and publishers, as well as community management and social media strategy and filtering.
Tickets are on sale now at an early bird discount of 35 per cent.

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