Google's 10th anniversary seems to be driving the company towards more introspection and philanthropy.
The Project 10^100 through which the company is soliciting ideas for projects that have the potential to change the world and help as many people as possible. Google will select the 100 best ideas submitted to the project and then ask users to vote on which ones to fund. These votes will determine the 20 finalists and a group of judges will then choose the five best ideas from this pool. Google has committed $10 million to fund these ideas.
For those who are interested the submissions are due by 20th October 2008.
Check out the website here: http://www.project10tothe100.com/index.html