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.
Google's annual developers conference is wrapping up Thursday. And the tech giant has once again use the annual event to give the world a taste of things to come when it come to tech. Google wowed the crowed with innovations to its digital assistant, which it claims will soon be able to take care of menial tasks for users like placing phone calls completely independently.
At an internet conference in Berlin, Manning said the tech giants were aiding "progress towards totalitarianism." It was her first trip abroad since being jailed for passing secret US government files to Wikileaks.
The safety of autonomous vehicles has been called into question after a pedestrian was run over by Uber’s driverless car last week. But that recent incident hasn’t stopped Google’s autonomous car development company, Waymo, from making announcing that it is teaming up with Jaguar to develop the first electric driverless luxury vehicle.
For computer scientist Hany Farid, developing image analysis tools that can stop illegal content online is not enough. He says we all need to take responsibility, not least the companies that lobby and lie hard.