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Google revenues fall short of expectations, still doing very well

Google revenues fall short of expectations, still doing very well

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Google saw its revenues falter a little bit, coming $100 million short of expectations, while earnings per share missed estimates by 12 cents.
Ananth Baliga
Canadian Police make first Heartbleed-related arrest

Canadian Police make first Heartbleed-related arrest

LONDON, Ontario, April 16 (UPI) -- Canadian police said Wednesday a 19-year-old student was charged with stealing confidential taxpayer data using the Internet security flaw called Heartbleed Bug.
Ananth Baliga
Google to release Project Ara modular smartphone in January

Google to release Project Ara modular smartphone in January

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- Google said it will launch the first Project Ara "Gray Phone" in January, which will be a customizable modular smartphone that is intentionally drab and boring.
Ananth Baliga
BAE Systems announces mobile app for Google Glass devices

BAE Systems announces mobile app for Google Glass devices

ARLINGTON, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has announced a mobile application that will make Google Glass an ideal technology for first responders.
Richard Tomkins
Miley Cyrus gives back new puppy: 'It's too soon'

Miley Cyrus gives back new puppy: 'It's too soon'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The "Wrecking Ball" singer said she still needs time to recover from the recent death of her dog Floyd.
Kate Stanton
Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, Facebook had shown interest

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, Facebook had shown interest

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Google has agreed to buy solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, beating Facebook who was also interested in the acquisition.
Ananth Baliga
Android devices still awaiting Heartbleed fix

Android devices still awaiting Heartbleed fix

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- More than a third of Android users on the Jelly Bean version of the OS are still waiting a patch for the Heartbleed bug, which was revealed last week.
Ananth Baliga
Internet chief allays fears over ICANN transition

Internet chief allays fears over ICANN transition

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Fears over control of the Internet came into sharp relief as lawmakers voted to stall plans to relinquish U.S. government oversight of key Internet regulations.
Gabrielle Levy
Google to sell Glass to the masses for a single day -- April 15

Google to sell Glass to the masses for a single day -- April 15

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Google has reluctantly confirmed that for just one day -- April 15 -- it will sell its head-mounted computer, Glass, to the general public.
Ananth Baliga
La bonne vie: France bans work email after 6 p.m.

La bonne vie: France bans work email after 6 p.m.

PARIS, April 10 (UPI) -- France has now required employers' federations and unions to sign a legally binding agreement that will force their staff to switch off their phones after 6.
Aileen Graef
Chromecast home screen may get weather info and photo update

Chromecast home screen may get weather info and photo update

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Google is planning to add enhancements to the home screen of its popular video-streaming dongle Chromecast, including weather information and custom wallpapers.
Ananth Baliga
Comcast to face Senate Judiciary Committee on Time Warner deal

Comcast to face Senate Judiciary Committee on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Representatives of Comcast and Time Warner will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, a day after filing a 175-page merger application with the FCC.
Ananth Baliga
Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (UPI) -- Internet users are encouraged to change the online passwords after the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed" affecting OpenSSL.
Aileen Graef
Taiwanese phone maker HTC posts deep losses for Q1

Taiwanese phone maker HTC posts deep losses for Q1

TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan, April 7 (UPI) -- Taiwanese phone maker HTC posted its second loss in three quarters, showing a bigger than expected loss of $62 million.
Ananth Baliga
Android lock screen app Cover acquired by Twitter

Android lock screen app Cover acquired by Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 (UPI) -- Cover, an app thats lets Android users replace the default lock screen on their devices, was acquired Monday by micro-blogging site Twitter.
Ananth Baliga
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Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates. It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for twenty years, until the year 2024. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google engineer Paul Buchheit – is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the world, and processes over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as its Gmail email service, and social networking tools, including Orkut and, more recently, Google Buzz. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications such as the web browser Google Chrome, the Picasa photo organization and editing software, and the Google Talk instant messaging application. Notably, Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, used on a number of phones such as the Nexus One and Motorola Droid. Alexa lists the main U.S.-focused google.com site as the Internet's most visited website, and numerous international Google sites (google.co.in, google.co.uk etc.) are in the top hundred, as are several other Google-owned sites such as YouTube, Blogger, and Orkut. Google is also BrandZ's most powerful brand in the world. The dominant market position of Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and censorship.

Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.

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