Bing-ify your Google Search page with wallpaper

June 2, 2010: 3:59 PM ET

For those who like to personalize your search page with background images, Google now gives you the option.

In a post by Marissa Mayer on the Official Google Blog, Google (GOOG) says that over the next few days users will see an option on lower left hand side of their Google.com page giving them the option of using pictures as backgrounds.  Users will be able to upload from their computers or choose from Picasa photo albums.

An example homepage featuring artwork by Jeff Koons, photographed by Sandy Volz

Me?  I like the old clean look.  Putting a background on my search reminds me of Bing (which has its purposes), plus I don't want the extra load time or bandwidth usage slowing me down.  You?

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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