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.
In a far-reaching verdict that could affect companies such as Facebook and Google, Europe's highest court has ruled that a pact that allows data transfers between the US and EU as invalid. Was it the right decision?
On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice will release a much-anticipated judgment on whether private European data stored on servers in the US are secure. The deciding factor is where the data are stored and processed.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US West coast to campaign for the "Digital India" project. Together with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, he spoke about the power of social media and the upliftment of women.