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 - Thursday 17 April, 2014
While the shift away from desktop to smartphone and tablets has had a negative impact on its advertising revenue, Google still remains one of the world’s most profitable companies.
# google - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.
The first model, the “grey phone”, will be sold for $50 and the frame used to design it is expected to last for five to six years.
And they need YOUR help. Yes, you.
# google - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
The company said that by analysing both incoming and outgoing mail, it allows it to target users with tailored ads and personalised content.
Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.
# google - Saturday 12 April, 2014
Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity?
# google - Wednesday 9 April, 2014
The company announced its Glass for Work program which will allow businesses in the US to develop Glass apps for their own industry.
# google - Friday 4 April, 2014
Everyone’s been talking about revelations at the Ian Bailey case, what the new Commissioner had to say… and Brucie quitting.
# google - Thursday 3 April, 2014
Both Google’s Class A and Class C stock have increased by 2.5 per cent after beginning their first day of trading.
# google - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Samsung fired back at Apple’s accusations of patent theft by saying it was Google that wrote the Android software used on its phones and tablets.
# google - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
Especially Google, but that was already expected.
# google - Monday 31 March, 2014
The European Consumer Organisation has applied to be a formal complainant in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into Google and its search policy.
Many Turkish citizens used Google’s public DNS service to bypass their government’s decision to block popular websites, but now many Turkish ISPs are masquerading as Google’s DNS service.
# google - Saturday 29 March, 2014
There’s a lot more to it than just drawing, before you ask.
# google - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.
More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.
# google - Monday 24 March, 2014
Her work will appear on the Google Ireland homepage later this week.
# google - Friday 21 March, 2014
Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.
# google - Thursday 20 March, 2014
Let’s clear this up.
# google - Monday 17 March, 2014
# google - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
The survey, the first to look at Irish YouTube users, found that entertainment is at the top of our priorities whenever we visit the site.
# google - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
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
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# 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
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