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 - Monday 17 June, 2013
Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.
# google - Saturday 15 June, 2013
Google is launching balloons into near space to beam internet access to the world below.
# google - Friday 14 June, 2013
A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.
# google - Thursday 13 June, 2013
You’ll find it hard to look away…
A Congressional committee has been told that a ‘carrot and stick’ approach is favoured among politicians and US businesses.
Google’s claims that ad sales take place in Dublin and not in the UK have been criticised as ‘brazen’.
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# google - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
Google says it’s barred from revealing how many national security requests it follows, and wants to let people know.
The European Commission says it will ask the US for assurances about the legality of its data harvesting this week.
# google - Monday 10 June, 2013
Billy Hawkes said that his concern might be that there would be an abuse of powers that have been granted for legitimate reasons.
Writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak would have been 85 years old today.
# google - Sunday 9 June, 2013
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# google - Friday 31 May, 2013
Carl Levin and John McCain have dismissed the Irish ambassador’s account of Ireland’s corporate tax system.
# google - Sunday 26 May, 2013
“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”
# google - Friday 24 May, 2013
The directions show dedicated bike lanes as well as roadways which are deemed ‘bicycle friendly’ and no-go areas.
# google - Thursday 23 May, 2013
The finance minister says the supposed ’2 per cent’ tax rate wrongly implies that Apple’s global profits are all taxable here.
# google - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.
Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.
# google - Sunday 19 May, 2013
Google crawls 20 billion websites every single day and processes 100 billion searches a month.
# google - Friday 17 May, 2013
Some of the world’s most successful companies are investing in mindfulness training for their employees to help them deal better with stress and workplace challenges, writes Joanne O’Malley
# google - Thursday 16 May, 2013
A High Court judge said today he was surprised that Google and Facebook had not done more to help take down the video.
MPs suggested that more sales activities are taking place in the UK than the company is willing to admit to.
Google has rolled Google Wallet into Gmail, so you can send money over email – but would you be interested in such a service?
# google - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
An entrepreneur said the words ‘Scientology’ and ‘fraud’ came up when he typed his name into the search box of the German version of Google.
Search engine ‘Easter Egg’ lets users play Atari Breakout to celebrate the game’s 37th birthday.
A report commissioned by the French government has suggested that a four per cent tax could be imposed on the sale of smartphones and tablets to fund artistic and creative ventures.
# google - Sunday 12 May, 2013
Changes could be afoot as early as next week…
# google - Wednesday 8 May, 2013
The pay to channels are set to be launched in the coming months.
# google - Friday 3 May, 2013
The search engine replaced its Palestine Territories products and named them Google Palestine.
No doubt aided by cat videos, YouTube is displacing television watching according to its parent company.
# google - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
“I’m 13 and still beastfeed”.
# google - Friday 26 April, 2013
Currently only 23 per cent of Irish SMEs trade online, with three of the four billion that Irish consumers spend online leaving the country.
# google - Thursday 25 April, 2013
The company announced the move in a bid to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position.
Google is celebrating the 50th country on Street View, and Ireland is among the places where you can see everything from cemeteries to giraffes.
# google - Sunday 21 April, 2013
What’s it like being paid to doodle every day? TheJournal.ie finds out…
# google - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
The EU Commission is probing whether Google unfairly favors its own services in its internet search results.
# google - Friday 12 April, 2013
Google is the first major company to let people decide what happens to emails, photographs, blogs and social networks if their account becomes inactive.
# google - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
The service is available in an additional seven countries from today.