Though the old serif logo had a "scholarly" feel which correlates with the purpose of a search engine. That said, I think the new sans serif logo is much better because it is more modern/forward looking which better encompasses Google's wide breadth (maps, chrome, mail, docs, etc).
I used final cut pro for evaluation 1. Final cut pro is a software I am familiar with. Despite this, though out the process of using this software I learnt how to use feature such as crop/transform tools as well as adding music.