Provides a wide range of internet services, primarily a search engine. Google was founded by the "Google guys" Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were both Ph.D students at Stanford. The company employs 22,000 people and profited $6.5 billion in 2009. Google generates most of its profit from advertising.
# google - Today’s News
Look what you’ve done to us, Google.
The lawsuit was filed by a mother whose five-year old son spent more than $65 on in-app purchases without his parents’ permission
# google - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
The company will now require people to log in using Yahoo’s own ID service instead of using their Facebook or Google account.
# google - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The social media site is reportedly in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a company which specialises in creating unmanned aircraft drones.
# google - Monday 3 March, 2014
CarPlay is built primarily around Siri voice commands and the first cars supporting the service will come from Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.
# google - Sunday 2 March, 2014
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# google - Friday 28 February, 2014
The Institustkaya Street is now named after ‘street heroes’.
# google - Thursday 27 February, 2014
Project Ara looks at the possibility of putting together hardware blocks to create a smartphone, instead of getting people to buy a single, fully constructed phone.
# google - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
The company’s senior vice president, Sundar Pichai, said that reports of it bidding $10 billion for the service were “simply untrue.”
# google - Monday 24 February, 2014
The Nokia X will run Android apps, but will replace services like Google Maps and Drive with its own versions.
# google - Friday 21 February, 2014
Project Tango, which uses built-in 3D sensors to map your surroundings, is powered by a processor created by Irish company Movidius.
# google - Thursday 20 February, 2014
The glass-encased walkway will be lit up with LED lights at night when it is complete.
# google - Wednesday 19 February, 2014
The winner of Doodle 4 Google will claim €5,000 in a scholarship.
# google - Monday 17 February, 2014
Everyone’s talking about murder in Dublin, Angela Kerins’ salary and stick tape.
The company has purchased SlickLogin, a company that uses soundwaves as a type of password
# google - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
The company is reportedly working on a new service called Context, which would share app usage, typing, and sensor activity with developers.
# google - Monday 10 February, 2014
# google - Sunday 9 February, 2014
Because knowledge is power.
# google - Friday 7 February, 2014
The rainbow-coloured image is linked to the Olympic Charter, which speaks about human rights and solidarity.
The web giant is making a point with the Winter Olympics starting today.
# google - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
If the deal isn’t approved, Google could risk being fined up to $5 billion, or ten per cent of its annual worldwide turnover, by the EU.
Eric Schmidt also gets a $6 million cash bonus for his contributions to Google last year.
# google - Friday 31 January, 2014
The surprise announcement that airline Ryanair and internet giant Google are to form a partnership has led to much speculation. Here, Eugene O’Loughlin takes a look at what it may mean for the travelling public.
# google - Monday 27 January, 2014
The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.
The startup specialises in developing human-like artificial intelligence for simulations, e-commerce and games.
# google - Friday 24 January, 2014
Google said the decision sent a “disturbing message”.
# google - Tuesday 21 January, 2014
The new legislation would see companies being fined 2 per cent of their global annual turnover for breaching data protection legislation.
# google - Friday 17 January, 2014
The company is currently testing prototypes contact lenses that can measure glucose levels in tears.
# google - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The internet giant will be appealing the decision, having argued that the trial should take place in California.
# google - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
The EU’s Competition Commissioner told reporters in Brussels that Google’s next proposal is its “last opportunity” to address these concerns, or else further action will be taken.
# google - Tuesday 14 January, 2014
It allows the company to enter the consumer hardware market and expand upon the work it’s done online.
# google - Monday 13 January, 2014
The co-founder of Nest said that any data provided by customers will only be used for its products and services and not shared with Google.
# google - Saturday 11 January, 2014
The Tánaiste says that the ambitious project will help to improve Anglo-Irish relations.
# google - Friday 10 January, 2014
Thankfully, you can opt-out of it.
# google - Monday 6 January, 2014
The first cars with Android integration are expected to launch at the end of the year.
# google - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
It will take Santa all day and night to visit every boy and girl in the world.
# google - Sunday 22 December, 2013
Who knew books could cause such a fuss?
# google - Saturday 21 December, 2013
Have you seen the homepage today?