Google is an international technology corporation founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page and Brin met at Stanford University, and they founded the company in 2004. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Google runs more than 1 million servers around the world, and Google’s search engines process more than 1 billion searches every day. Google also offers free online products such as GoogleMaps and Gmail.
Alexa lists Google as the Internet's most-visited website, and Fortune magazine lists Google in its “Top Ten Places to Work.” BrandZ says Google has the most powerful brand in the world.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at Google Ocean's underwater cameras, Whole Foods in Detroit, Paris's floating city neighborhood, tourism in Chernobyl, and Amazon's underpaid delivery drivers.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes the prospect of books disappearing, how social media teaches teen boys to write, a commute in Google's driverless car, the benefits of being a polymath, how trauma can lead to great personal growth.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a newly discovered masterpiece, a new approach to save disappearing languages, how spying on foreigners could hurt the US economy, a tale of arriving to the United States on a tire, and how Google has become a 'friend.'
Unlike other countries where an arrest like this might be considered an intimidation tactic by the president, this arrest was ordered by a judge who is relatively independent of the Brazilian government.
Rio de Janeiro has complained for years that Google Maps overstates the size of the city's favelas or shantytowns. It's one of many diplomatic disputes worldwide over Google's online maps.
Tech terms such as 'iPad' and 'iPhone 4' dominated the most popular Google search terms, with 'Justin Bieber' and 'Glee' making a strong showing, too. But what's Chatroulette?
The Wizard of Oz gets its own Google doodle. But isn't the search engine late to the party?
Google celebrates the 71st anniversary of Wizard of Oz, the 1939 film that follows Dorothy's journey to the Emerald City.
According to one newspaper, Google could soon roll out an Android tablet computer, escalating the battle between Google and Apple. But would a Google tablet really be able to knock the much-buzzed Apple iPad off its perch?
City officials and residents are enthusiastic about the Topeka-Google April Fools’ joke – and about the town’s chances of winning Google’s broadband competition.
Google appreciates a good April Fools' prank, and it's not alone. Here are our picks for the five best corporate pranks this year.
Google's decision to stop censoring search results in China, despite Chinese government demands, is reminiscent of the company's founding principles.
Google China announced Monday that it will stop censoring search results. For both Google and China, the risks are big.
Google's decision to stop Internet censorship of search results in China puts a global spotlight on China, online free speech activists say.
Intel, Google, and Sony have teamed to create a Google TV set-top device, but agreeing on a standard and attracting content are daunting tasks.
Compared to the Droid and iPhone, the Google Nexus One has pitiful sales numbers. But is such a comparison fair?
Not every country has been so accommodating, but Italy seems happy to allow Google to digitize rare books.
A new layer on Google Maps will let cyclists access maps of 150 cities around the US. It's a bike geek's dream come true.