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.
The EU has charged Google with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system. Antitrust regulators accuse it of cheating consumers and stifling innovation, by insisting on pre-installing its own search engine and Chrome browser on Android systems
Automated vehicles are set to revolutionise our lives. At least, that's if you believe the experts behind the technology. Imagine playing a game on your smartphone while driving, reading a book at the wheel... if there'll even be steering wheels anymore. But before then, manufacturers and software companies have to convince customers their vehicles are safe.
It's April 1st, known the world over as April Fools' Day. There's a long tradition of corporations creating elaborate practical jokes for their customers. Many of them even spend large amounts of money on fake commercials or even actual functionality in their online software. This year, Google, long known as the biggest corporate prankster, got into trouble.