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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba begins trading on NYSE

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba begins trading on NYSE

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce giant, the Alibaba Group, became the richest man in China when the company went public Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Frances Burns
Kaley Cuoco on celebrity nude photo leak: 'You've gotta make fun of yourself'

Kaley Cuoco on celebrity nude photo leak: 'You've gotta make fun of yourself'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Kaley Cuoco explained why she shared a fake nude photo of herself after the leak of hundreds of celebrity nude pictures on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police

Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) --The next generation of Google's Android operating system will encrypt user data -- making it harder for police to get users personal information.
Heather Records
Apple to authorities: No iPhone user data, even with a warrant

Apple to authorities: No iPhone user data, even with a warrant

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) --Apple has found the solution to being forced to hand over iPhone user data to the government and law enforcement: make it impossible.
Aileen Graef
5 million Gmail credentials dumped in online forum

5 million Gmail credentials dumped in online forum

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --An archive containing approximately five million Gmail addresses and passwords were dumped in an online forum with 60 percent of them valid.
Aileen Graef
Former White House Press Sec Jay Carney heads to CNN

Former White House Press Sec Jay Carney heads to CNN

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Jay Carney is returning to his roots, joining CNN as a political commentator starting this week.
Gabrielle Levy
Demi Lovato details her new album

Demi Lovato details her new album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Demi Lovato has a new album in the works, and the singer says she is ready to take her music to "a whole other level."
Annie Martin
Jennifer Lawrence nude photos exhibit to help protect privacy, gallery owner says

Jennifer Lawrence nude photos exhibit to help protect privacy, gallery owner says

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) --Jennifer Lawrence, other celebrity nude photos to go on display at gallery to raise issues about individual privacy, gallery owner says.
Danielle Haynes
81-year-old man drops panties in view of pool

81-year-old man drops panties in view of pool

SPRING HILL, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) --An 81-year-old Florida man with a penchant for wearing women's unmentionables was busted for dropping his panties in view of public pool visitors, police said.
Ben Hooper
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton's nude photos headed to art gallery

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton's nude photos headed to art gallery

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Cory Allen Contemporary Art announced artist XVALA will include the life-size nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in his "No Delete" installation.
Aileen Graef
Job interviews missed for lost phone, spilled jam

Job interviews missed for lost phone, spilled jam

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --British firm Aspire said an exploding laptop and a jam stain are among the oddest excuses hiring managers have heard for missing interviews.
Ben Hooper
Apple in talks to launch iPhone wallet

Apple in talks to launch iPhone wallet

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) --Apple is in talks with Visa, MasterCard and American Express to launch the iPhone mobile wallet, a feature expected to be announced along with the iPhone 6.
Aileen Graef
Google completes first phase of testing drone delivery system

Google completes first phase of testing drone delivery system

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --What do Amazon, Domino's Pizza and now Google all have in common? They're all testing drones as a potential deliver device for the future.
Gabrielle Levy
Amazon acquires Internet video game channel Twitch for $970 million

Amazon acquires Internet video game channel Twitch for $970 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Amazon announced Monday it had completed the purchase of the interactive video game channel Twitch for $970 million.
Aileen Graef
Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Peter Morici: My basic advice remains simple. Don't try to outsmart the market -- gradually buy in and diversify.
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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Google."
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