December 19th, 2006 | Published in Google Enterprise
Our OneBox technology has been part of our Search Appliance product since last April and it's really taking off with our customers. We're constantly hearing about cool and interesting uses of the technology for integrating realtime data into enterprise search results, just like weather forecasts can be integrated into Google.com results. One sly Google engineer connected our internal search appliance to a database of Googler's license plates, thus greatly easing the process of finding that sad soul who left their headlights on, blocked somebody else in, or was sideswiped by a runaway Prius. Just type in "plate" followed by any series of numbers or letters and you can immediately drop a message to the car's owner.