Google funks up its favicon
Google has decided to get with the times and refresh its well-worn favicon.
Marissa Mayer wrote on Google's blog that the favicon - the small icon that appears in browsers next to the URL, or in lists of bookmark - has been changed to better suit new web gadgets
A favicon (short for 'favorites icon'), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.
Wikipedia article "Favicon"