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Google working on pill to detect cancer

Google working on pill to detect cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) --Google X, the experimental wing of the tech conglomerate, is trying to build a pill that can detect cancer in its earliest stages.
Brooks Hays
FBI arrests Google employee accused of nude photo scam

FBI arrests Google employee accused of nude photo scam

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) --The FBI has arrested a Google employee accused of posing as a researcher to get nude photos of a young college student.
Thor Benson
Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space

Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) --Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president at Google, spent 15 minutes of his Friday free-falling from the top of the stratosphere -- a world record.
Brooks Hays
Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot

Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Sarah Jessica Parker angered West Village residents after shooting a series of ads for her shoe line in front of Carrie Bradshaw's house from "Sex And The City."
Veronica Linares

Exclusive: Google plans to launch Google Shopping Express in Boston next week

Watch out, Google is shipping out to Boston! The company's same day delivery service Google Shopping Express is set to launch next week.
Kevin Raposo
BBC to publish Google's 'right to be forgotten' list of deleted links

BBC to publish Google's 'right to be forgotten' list of deleted links

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) --As Google removes links in compliance with the "right to be forgotten," the BBC will publish an actively updated list of all their links removed from Google.
Matt Bradwell
Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.
Brooks Hays
Man treated for Google Glass addiction

Man treated for Google Glass addiction

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) --A man exhibiting withdrawal symptoms at a California addiction treatment center was found to be addicted to Google Glass, doctors said.
Ben Hooper
Former Google CEO says Amazon is its biggest competition in searching

Former Google CEO says Amazon is its biggest competition in searching

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former Google CEO says Amazon is its biggest search engine competitor.
Thor Benson
Google is testing video chat with doctors for people searching symptoms

Google is testing video chat with doctors for people searching symptoms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) --Google is testing a new feature where people searching for health problems online can video chat with a doctor.
Thor Benson
New York tax payers have paid $428 million for NYPD settlements in past five years

New York tax payers have paid $428 million for NYPD settlements in past five years

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) --New York tax payers have paid $428 million for NYPD settlements in past five years, according to newly released documents.
Thor Benson

This app turns your text messages into comic strips

When you're tired of sending text message through your normal SMS app, ComicXChat will transform your texts into comic strips.
Massive Snapchat nude photo leak targeting everyday people underway, Snapchat blames users

Massive Snapchat nude photo leak targeting everyday people underway, Snapchat blames users

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Hackers posting in the online forum 4Chan are actively leaking at least 100,000 nude or compromising photographs obtained from Snapchat users.
Matt Bradwell
Satya Nadella advises women not to seek raises

Satya Nadella advises women not to seek raises

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) --Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was speaking to women in the tech industry when he gave them the advice to not ask for equal pay but to trust karma will pay them.
Aileen Graef
Google's row with France: Corporate and personal income taxes are obsolete

Google's row with France: Corporate and personal income taxes are obsolete

Google is in a row with France about how much corporate taxes it pays. The dispute demonstrates corporate taxes, along with personal income taxes, are obsolete.
Peter Morici
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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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