Google's leadership in the search engine community makes it clear that they are "doing something right". And this extends to the technology area as well.
The upcoming Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC), 23-24 August 2007 in New York is their second foray into the software testing technology area. The link gives the speakers and their topics. GTAC's an invitation only event, but Google promises that videos of all of the presentations will be made public after the conference is over.
And, if you are concerned about test automation technology you may want to keep an eye on Google's Testing Blog.