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Google

Google

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 - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July TechGuide

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July

Apple teams up with an old rival, Google’s smart contact lens gets a boost and Microsoft’s digital assistant reveals a talent for predicting football results.

# google - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From Business ETC Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes. Diversity

Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes.

The social media giant joins Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo in being lambasted for hiring mostly white and Asian men.

# google - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box Right To Be Forgotten

Opinion: ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling opens a legal and ethical Pandora’s box

The ECJ ruling is a godsend for criminals who want to scrub their record clean – and sets a worrying precedent for empowering governments to act beyond their borders.

# google - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases Unaddressed Concerns

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

# google - Friday 18 July, 2014

From Business ETC Shootouts and police chases: The FBI is worried about Google’s driverless cars… Look No Hands

Shootouts and police chases: The FBI is worried about Google’s driverless cars…

The FBI’s Intelligence Directorate says Google’s project opens up “ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon”.

From The Daily Edge 13 questions the world wants to know about Ireland Dear Google

13 questions the world wants to know about Ireland

And so they asked Google.

From Business ETC This Google Doodle tribute to Mandela will hit you right in the feels Mandela Day

This Google Doodle tribute to Mandela will hit you right in the feels

This is the first Mandela Day since the death of the South African leader and would have been his 96th birthday.

# google - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hilarious video shows what would happen if Google was a guy Googly Eyed

Hilarious video shows what would happen if Google was a guy

Google Guy is judging all of us. ALL OF US.

# google - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From Business ETC Amazon challenges Google with new document sharing service The Cloud

Amazon challenges Google with new document sharing service

Cloud-based service offers new platform for storing, sharing and building document feedback.

# google - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From Business ETC Now Bing (remember that?) is rolling out its own right to be forgotten form Forget Me Not

Now Bing (remember that?) is rolling out its own right to be forgotten form

The form will apply to both Bing and Yahoo since the latter uses Microsoft’s search engine to power its own results.

# google - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

From Business ETC NASA’s space robots are getting Google smartphones Navigation

NASA’s space robots are getting Google smartphones

The Project Tango devices would allow the robots to sense sharp angles inside the space station and create a 3D map that would allow them to navigate the space station.

From The Daily Edge Campaign to change Limerick’s Google image succeeds…sort of Werewolves

Campaign to change Limerick’s Google image succeeds…sort of

They may not have expected another, more fantastical result to pop up.

# google - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: A Facebook experiment, a Lindsay Lohan lawsuit and a dog weight loss app Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: A Facebook experiment, a Lindsay Lohan lawsuit and a dog weight loss app

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# google - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From Business ETC Who’s next? Google removes links to BBC and Guardian articles Right To Be Forgotten

Who’s next? Google removes links to BBC and Guardian articles

Several British newspapers have seen links to certain articles removed from Google’s search results as the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling takes effect.

# google - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From Business ETC Google bought a music app which creates playlists based on your mood Music Curation

Google bought a music app which creates playlists based on your mood

Songza, a US-based app which offers curated playlists based on moods, time of day and activities, will likely be integrated into Google products over the coming months.

# google - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Slingshot, karaoke and a cardboard box Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Slingshot, karaoke and a cardboard box

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# google - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Google Docs have hidden a cute Pride Easter egg in your spreadsheets Dublin Pride

# google - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From Business ETC Google starts removing search results under ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling Right To Be Forgotten

Google starts removing search results under ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

Those search results which had links removed will come with a disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

From Business ETC DIY: Google wants you to create a VR headset using cardboard Arts And Crafts

DIY: Google wants you to create a VR headset using cardboard

You will need an Android smartphone too,

# google - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Google takes another shot at invading the living room with Android TV Telly Wars

Google takes another shot at invading the living room with Android TV

Android TV will be made available on both set-top boxes as well as on HD and 4K display TVs from companies like Sony and Sharp.

# google - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 of Dublin’s coolest office spaces 9 To 5

8 of Dublin’s coolest office spaces

What a way to make a living.

# google - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Little girl writes letter to Google… and Google writes the perfect reply Wednesdays

# google - Friday 20 June, 2014

From Business ETC Guess which employer has the most work permits for non-EU nationals this year… From Abroad

# google - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC This company will no longer show up on Google’s search results after court ruling Right To Be Forgotten

This company will no longer show up on Google’s search results after court ruling

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove all search results relating to a company called Datalink, following the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling in Europe.

# google - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge If you search Google for ‘Dublin Pride’, it displays a rainbow banner Rainbow Connection

If you search Google for ‘Dublin Pride’, it displays a rainbow banner

Tech giant shows support for LGBT Pride.

# google - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

From Business ETC Google buys satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million Imagery

Google buys satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million

The acquisition will see Skybox’s satellites being used to keep Google Maps up to date as well as help it improve internet access and disaster relief.

# google - Monday 9 June, 2014

From Business ETC Google may mark pages affected by ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’ decision Removal

Google may mark pages affected by ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’ decision

Search result pages which had links removed could be marked at the bottom of the page, similar to how Google highlights takedown requests over copyright infringing material.

# google - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

# google - Friday 6 June, 2014

From Business ETC Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings Project Tango

Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings

The Project Tango tablet prototype will be made available to those attending Google’s developer conference later this month and will cost €750.

# google - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Two guys faked an axe murder in front of the Google Street View car I Married A Hoax Murderer

Two guys faked an axe murder in front of the Google Street View car

… and accidentally sparked a police investigation.

From Business ETC Google receives 41,000 requests to delete search results in first four days Right To Be Forgotten

Google receives 41,000 requests to delete search results in first four days

More than 12,000 requests were made on the first day alone as Google copes with the ruling made by the European Court of Justice.

# google - Saturday 31 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

# google - Friday 30 May, 2014

From Business ETC Google now has a form for those who want to be ‘forgotten’ Links

Google now has a form for those who want to be ‘forgotten’

If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches

# google - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From Business ETC Google starts building its own self-driving cars which have no steering wheel or brakes Hands Free

Google starts building its own self-driving cars which have no steering wheel or brakes

Google’s next generation self-driving car will have a top speed of 25mph, and relies only on sensors to accelerate, steer and brake.

# google - Friday 23 May, 2014

From Business ETC Google developing ‘Project Tango’ tablet with 3D mapping capabilities Experimental

Google developing ‘Project Tango’ tablet with 3D mapping capabilities

The company is said to be developing 4,000 prototype tablets which it will reveal at Google’s annual developer conference.

# google - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From Business ETC Google wants to bring ads to all your devices, including your fridge and car dashboard Smart Devices

Google wants to bring ads to all your devices, including your fridge and car dashboard

When explaining why it didn’t disclose mobile ad revenue, Google said it could be serving ads and other content to smart devices like thermostats, glasses and watches.

From Business ETC Google knocks Apple off the top spot to become the world’s most valuable brand Displacement

Google knocks Apple off the top spot to become the world’s most valuable brand

The company is worth €116 billion, having increased in value by 40 per cent over the year.

# google - Monday 19 May, 2014

From Business ETC YouTube close to securing $1 billion deal for video game streaming site Twitch Let The Games Begin

YouTube close to securing $1 billion deal for video game streaming site Twitch

The live streaming video game site is said to have agreed a $1 billion deal with Google and is currently discussing details of the deal.

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