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Google Play Now Showing on Top Navigation Bar; Google Doodle Celebrates 126th Birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Earlier this month on March 7, Google rebranded the Android Market as “Google Play” has now started showing “to some” on the top Google navigation bar. The Google Play tab which is placed in between the Maps and YouTube on the nav bar is being highlighted with “New” in red color.

For now, the link when clicked takes you to the Google Play homepage and your query is ignored.

Google Play showcasing on Navigation bar

Google Play attempt to sell digital content across different platforms from apps to music, from books to movies, from magazine subscriptions to TV shows and more. From Google Play, you can able to discover, buy and share your favorite music, books, movies, apps and games from one place.

It’s interesting to note that Google has changed the purpose of the navigation bar from showcasing popular services to promoting new services. It all started with the launch of the Google+, which became the first ‘new’ service to appear on the navigation bar. Google then added links to services like Google Offers, Google Wallet and a page that lists Google’s mobile apps.

Also, note that Google is celebrating the 126th birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. “Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. He is commonly referred to and addressed as Mies, his surname.”

Google Doodle celebrates 126th birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, are widely regarded as the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity.” [Wikipedia]

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