Google is an American company specializing in Internet-based services and products. It is one of the most widely used search engines, and has developed technologies for cloud computing and social networking.
The world's most successful Internet search engine was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were PhD students at Stanford University. Google's mission statement was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". The company's unofficial slogan was "Don't be evil." Google's initial public offering was made on August 19, 2004. In the years since then it has expanded beyond the search engine to develop a chain of services for cloud computing as well as acquiring successful products such as YouTube. Google leads the development of Android mobile operating systems. The company's market dominance has invited criticism over issues such as copyright infringement, censorship and privacy protection. This page is a collection of DW's latest content related to Google.
Researchers from the US space agency and the tech giant have taught a computer to review massive amounts of Kepler Telescope star data. The discovery puts a distant solar system's planetary count on par with our own.
The Chinese president has called for nations to respect borders when it comes to establishing a "common future" online. But he said China will not close its door to the internet, signalling a new policy in the making.
Thousands and thousands of ads and comments on social networking sites during the US presidential election favored Donald Trump over his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Up to 126 million Americans were served these messages originating from a Russian troll farm, the Internet Research Agency. Lawmakers in Washington are now trying to figure out how it could have happened.