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Apple reports 12.7 percent gain in iPhone sales

Apple reports 12.7 percent gain in iPhone sales

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) --Apple announced Tuesday that they saw an almost 13 percent jump in iPhone sales last quarter, selling more than 35 million iPhones in three months.
Aileen Graef
Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
Brooks Hays
Schools purchase more than 1 million Chromebooks last quarter

Schools purchase more than 1 million Chromebooks last quarter

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21 (UPI) --Google said it sold more than one million low-cost Chromebook laptops to schools last quarter, giving Apple's iPad stiff competition in the education segment.
Ananth Baliga
Microsoft accepting Europe's 'right to be forgotten' requests

Microsoft accepting Europe's 'right to be forgotten' requests

BRUSSELS, July 17 (UPI) --Microsoft's search engine Bing as started accepting "right to be forgotten" requests from European users, following a ruling by the Court of Justice in May.
Ananth Baliga
Yahoo quarterly results disappoints market, reflects dropping sales

Yahoo quarterly results disappoints market, reflects dropping sales

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15 (UPI) --Yahoo posted disappointing results late Tuesday reporting dropping sales and a floundering ad business, as CEO attempts to turn around the aging company.
Ananth Baliga
Amazon employees are more attractive than Google's, Facebook's

Amazon employees are more attractive than Google's, Facebook's

SEATTLE, July 15 (UPI) --E-commerce giant Amazon's employees were found to be the most attractive tech workers, beating employees from Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Ananth Baliga
FCC extends net neutrality comments deadline to Friday midnight

FCC extends net neutrality comments deadline to Friday midnight

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --A flood of net neutrality comments has led the Federal Communication Commission to extend its deadline for public opinion to Friday midnight.
Ananth Baliga
Novartis, Google to work together on smart contact lens

Novartis, Google to work together on smart contact lens

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) --Healthcare giant Novartis is partnering with Google to to bring its smart contact lens, which will detect a users's bloody sugar levels, to consumer markets.
Ananth Baliga
Google's Project Zero to search for online bugs and hackers

Google's Project Zero to search for online bugs and hackers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 15 (UPI) --Google set up a secret team called Project Zero that will mine the internet for bugs and hackers, in order to identify vulnerabilities like Heartbleed.
Ananth Baliga
Major web companies press for net neutrality in FCC filing

Major web companies press for net neutrality in FCC filing

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Thirty-six major web companies have asked the Federal Communications Commission to ensure net neutrality by treating all web traffic equally.
Ananth Baliga
Morgan Stanley analyst: Apple will sell 30 to 60 million iWatches

Morgan Stanley analyst: Apple will sell 30 to 60 million iWatches

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 14 (UPI) --Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty wrote in a note Monday that Apple's iWatch could be a success within its first year, selling around 60 million iWatches.
Ananth Baliga
Stocks have plenty more room to rise

Stocks have plenty more room to rise

Peter Morici's advice for ordinary investors: each month aim to put about 10 percent of your income in an S&P index fund to ride growth in the global economy.
Peter Morici
Chinese state media calls iPhone a security threat

Chinese state media calls iPhone a security threat

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) --China's state-owned channel CCTV said Friday the iPhone's user location tracking feature is a security threat that can be used access sensitive information.
Ananth Baliga
Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --In a new book by disgraced former congressman Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican says he regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" assertion in 2012.
Matt Bradwell
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Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, attends the opening plenary session where he will speak during the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on September 21, 2010 in New York. The Initiative brings together numerous current and former heads of state who make commitments to address global issues such as poverty, environment and social conditions. UPI /Monika Graff
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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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